Other techniques may include total-body photography to look for changes in any mole and to watch for new moles appearing in normal skin. A series of photos of the suspicious lesions may be taken. Then the photos can be used as a baseline to compare with follow-up photos.
Finding skin cancer early
Do a skin self-exam once a month. Your partner or a close friend can help you check places that are hard to see, such as your scalp and back.
Have your doctor check any suspicious skin changes. Be sure you see your doctor at least once a year. You may need checkups more often if you have: