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How can you do a skin self-exam for skin cancer?

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• Look in a full-length mirror at your front and your back (use a hand-held mirror). Raise your arms and look at your left and right sides. • Look at your palms, your forearms (front and back), and upper arms. • Look at the backs and fronts of your legs.  • Look at your buttocks (including the area between them) and your genitals (use a hand-held mirror). • Sit down and look at your feet, including the soles and between your toes. • Look at your scalp, face, and neck. A comb or blow dryer can help you see under your hair.

From: Skin Cancer WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: News release, Mela Sciences. National Cancer Institute. American Cancer Society.

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Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on September 30, 2016

SOURCES: News release, Mela Sciences. National Cancer Institute. American Cancer Society.

Skin Cancer from eMedicineHealth

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Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on September 30, 2016

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