Skin Cancer Self Examination

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					Skin Cancer Self-Examination
                Skin Cancer
   Most common of all cancers
   Affects as many as 1 million people
    annually
   Prevention and early detection are key to
    treatment and survival
   Complete a monthly self skin examination
   See physician annually for skin exam
   Begin your self assessment now
          Items Required
Bright light              Hand-held
                            mirror

Blow dryer                2 chairs


Full-length               Pen and
  mirror                   paper




               Yourself
First Step




       Examine head and
        face, using one or
        both mirrors
Second Step

     •Use a blow-
     dryer to
     inspect scalp
Third Step




     Check hands,
     including nails
                   Fourth Step




   In full-length mirror,
    examine elbows,
    arms, underarms
                   Fifth Step

   Focus on neck, chest,
    torso
   Women: Check under
    breasts
              Sixth Step
   With back to the mirror, use hand
    mirror to inspect back of neck,
    shoulders, upper arms, back,
    buttocks, legs
                 Seventh Step
   Sitting down, check legs and feet, including
    soles, heels, and nails
   Use hand mirror to examine genitals
                 Final Step




   Create a body map on which you note the size
    and placement of moles, skin tags, and other
    anomalies
   During monthly skin self-examinations, check
    this map for any new moles and growths and
    inspect old ones for any changes
Know Your Moles

   A = Asymmetry

   B = Border

   C = Color

   D = Diameter
        Asymmetry




  Benign        Malignant




Symmetrical   Asymmetrical
         Border




Benign            Malignant




Even              Uneven
            Color



  Benign               Malignant




One Color           2 or more colors
                 Diameter




     Benign                Malignant




Smaller than ¼ inch    Larger than ¼ inch

				
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