Aug 13, 2016 American Academy of Dermatology

Tips To Detect Skin Cancer Early

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Anyone can get skin cancer, regardless of skin color. It is estimated that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. When caught early, skin cancer is highly treatable.

You can detect skin cancer early by following dermatologists’ tips for checking your skin. Download the AAD's body mole map to document your self-examination, or the How to SPOT Skin Cancer™ Infographic and know what to look for when checking your spots.

- Examine your body front and back in the mirror, then look at the right and left sides with your arms raised.

- Bend elbows and look carefully at forearms, upper underarms and palms.

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