Self Examinations

Know your skin and your pattern of moles, birthmarks, and freckles. Use a full-length mirror and a hand mirror to examine your skin after you shower or bathe.

Examine the front and back of your body, then right and left sides, arms raised.
Bend your elbows and inspect forearms, underarms, and palms.
Look carefully at the backs of the legs, the feet (including spaces between the toes) and the soles of the feet.
Examine the back of your neck and scalp using a hand mirror. Part your hair to look closely.

Information provided courtesy
of Chiron Corporation