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SELF EXAMINATION 

Follow these simple steps to perform a skin self examination.  Skin exams should be performed once a month by yourself and yearly by your doctor.

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 Check every spot on your body larger than three millimeters in diameter. 
                                                         

 


Periodic Self-Examination

   Early detection and removal offer the best chance for a cure.  Periodic self-examinations aid in recognition of any new or developing lesion.  Get familiar with your skin and your own pattern of moles, freckles, and "beauty marks."

WARNING SIGNS OF SKIN CANCER 

  *Changes in the surface of a mole. 
  *Scaliness,oozing,bleeding,or the appearance of a new bump.
  *Spread of pigment or color from the border of a mole into surrounding skin.
  *Change in sensation including itchiness, tenderness, or pain.



Source: American Academy of Dermatology

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