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Tips : Examining Yourself for Skin Cancer

(HealthDay News) -- One of the best protections again skin cancer is to examine your skin regularly. Here are some tips on what to look for, courtesy of the Skin Cancer Foundation:

  • Look for any darkened patches of skin, irregular or new moles, or any other new growths.
  • Conduct your examination in a well-lit room.
  • Examine your head and scalp using a mirror. Use a hair dryer to move hair out of the way for a better view of your scalp.
  • Check hands, fingers and fingernails. Using a full-length mirror, examine your forearms, elbows, underarms and biceps.
  • Women should check on and around their breasts; everyone should check their chest, neck, shoulders, back and abdomen.
  • Sit down to examine the tops and bottoms of the feet, and your toes.
-- Diana Kohnle

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