3 Easy Tips to Check Your Skin Like An Expert
Posted on 08 November 2016
Did you know that you are more likely to find your melanoma than a doctor?
It makes sense: you see your skin every day and because you know what is normal for you. Or at least you should know your skin. If you don’t think you know your skin, then please make some time now to do so!
Along with your monthly breast check, add an extra 2 minutes into the routine to do a “mole patrol” to check for signs of sun damage on your skin.
Here are my top 3 quick and simple tips to ensure you’re making the most of your time:
1. Getting an established routine
2. Get naked
3. Look for new dots and spots
The statistics are scary: Two in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the time they are 70 and 90%-99% of skin cancer is related to sun exposure. There is no better time to start checking your skin!
Skin cancers rarely hurt and are much more frequently seen than felt – so please check your skin regularly. I do it along with my monthly breast check on the first day of each month – it just takes an extra 2 minutes to do a #MolePatrol. And if you have any concerns, don’t put it off, go see a doctor immediately!