When it comes to melanoma, the world's most serious type of skin cancer, early detection is imperative. It's important to check any type of skin markings on the body.
We recommend doing a skin exam from head to toe after the shower or bath. Here's some friendly tips on how to properly give yourself a thorough exam:
1. Learn about the ABCDE's of Melanoma so you are aware of what to look for on your body.
2. Make sure the room is well-lit and you are looking in a long length mirror.
3. Ask a friend or loved one to help examine the areas too difficult to exam yourself.
4. Look at every part of your body, especially your scalp, ears, elbows, legs and feet.
Do these 4 steps on a regular basis. Trust us, your skin will thank you!