Five minutes is all it takes to perform a self skin cancer exam. Here’s how:
1) Find a bright room and a full length mirror.
2) Remember ABCDE
A – Asymmetry (if halves aren’t matching)
B – Borders that appear uneven
C – Color that isn’t uniform
D – Diameter that is larger than a pencil eraser (about 4 millimeters)
E – Evolution of mole growth
3) Check unlikely places – hand palms, behind knees, elebows, fingers and toes too!
4) Use a hand mirror to check the back of your neck and scalp.
How easy is that?! Be proactive with your health and find the time to check today.