Self Exam 101

An at-home self skin exam could change your life.

When it comes to melanoma, the world's most serious type of skin cancer, early detection is imperative. We recommend doing a thorough skin exam from head to toe after a shower or bath.   Pay close attention to moles or spots that seem to be changing in size, shape and/or color.

If you do see a spacious (or new) mole or spot, take a photo of it. This will help you track its color, size and shape. Don't forget to show the photo(s) to your dermatologist.

Follow these self-exam steps each month:

Credit: Melanoma Research Foundation

Credit: Melanoma Research Foundation