A skin check is a routine inspection of your body to spot early signs of skin cancer. When you perform a skin check, you should look closely for anything that appears out of the ordinary on your skin, such as the following:
- Any new or changing lesion
- New brown spots
- Rough, scaly skin
- Moles that start to become more noticeable
- Dark lesions
- Bleeding or itching spots
Skin cancer can look like many other things, but these are some of the most common signs. Essentially, you should schedule an appointment with your dermatologist if you see anything concerning on your skin.
Skin cancer most commonly forms in areas with higher exposure to sunlight; however, it can form anywhere on the body. To perform your skin check, it is recommended that you check yourself in the mirror and using a hand mirror to inspect hard-to-see areas. You should also make sure to part your hair and examine your scalp for spots.
Skin Cancer Prevention
It is important to remember that skin cancer may not affect the way you feel. You can feel well and have an unusual spot that either doesn’t itch or hurt. That is why it is imperative to continue monthly skin cancer self-exams. You should also see a dermatologist annually to have an exam done by one of our experts.
Skin cancer can affect males and females of any skin color and age. If you recognize any changes in your skin, or if a particular spot morphs, forms, bleeds, or itches, please do not hesitate to give our office a call. We will schedule an appointment to see one of our providers to address any questions you may have about a spot that concerns you.
Skin concerns are almost inevitable. If you have some, there’s no other way than to have it checked by an expert dermatologist. Ours is waiting for you. Schedule a consultation now!
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