How to Right Skin Cancer Screening at Home

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Woman News - Sun rays is beneficial for health because of donating vitamin D. However, exposure to ultraviolet light directly without the barrier is also dangerous because it raises the risk of skin cancer.

Skin cancer in general is one of the easiest types of cancer, to be prevented and treated. However, the lack of knowledge caused many early symptoms of skin cancer that is not actionable.

In fact, you can screen your own body regularly and thoroughly at home, in order to recognize the symptoms of this disease. For that, you need a well-lit room, a long mirror and a small mirror size of a palm.

First of all, do a general screening to check the front and back of your body in the mirror. See also the right and left side of the body with arms raised. Then, check your face, ears, neck, chest, abdomen, and the area under both breasts. Check both sides of the arm, including the top and bottom of your palms and fingernails.

After that, see also the back of the thigh and calf, the spaces between your toes and soles of your feet. Check the back of the neck and scalp using a small mirror. Cleave apart your hair to examine the scalp.

If necessary, ask for help from others to do so. Finally, check the back, buttocks, and genitals using a small mirror.

Consult your dermatologist if you find any moles or spots with the following characteristics:

- Asymmetric: Half differs from the other parts

- Bounded: Formed a frontier that does not irregular and jagged.

- Color: The color varies from one side to another, has shades of brown, black, or sometimes white, red, or blue.

- Diameter: Melanoma is usually larger than 6mm when diagnosed, but could also be smaller.

- Grow: A mole or skin lesions that look different from others or change shape, size, and color.

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