Skin cancer, as with any cancer, can become deadly without prompt treatment. Your best bet is early detection. When found and removed early, skin cancers are almost always curable.
Self-examinations can be a powerful early detection tool. It is recommended that everyone do them monthly. They require more than a casual glance at exposed skin. Here is an illustrated, step-by-step method to conducting self-examination to detect signs of skin cancer. This guide shows you how to look for signs of cancer; don’t forget to check out what you’re looking for: warning signs of melanoma.