Early Detection

Skin Cancer Early Detection

 

Examining your skin on a regular basis can lead to early detection, treatment, and in most cases, positive outcomes. The Canadian Skin Cancer Foundation recommends monthly self-examinations using the ABCDEs of early detection. Remember to check your whole body, including places that are not always exposed to the sun, like armpits and soles of the feet. Ask someone to help check hard-to-see areas like the back and scalp.

If you detect something that might be a symptom, consult with a doctor.

Tips to Detect Skin Cancer Early

  1. Learn what to look for
  2. Check your skin once a month
  3. If you find anything suspicious, consult your doctor or see a dermatologist for a full body scan.
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