Infographic: How To Check Yourself For Skin Cancer


We hear all the time about how it’s important to check ourselves regularly for skin cancer. We’re supposed to be on the lookout for new moles, suspicious growths and so on. Given that skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, it’s best we heed these warnings.

Equally important to checking yourself regularly is knowing how to check yourself. How can you tell a harmless mole from a cancerous one? If we’re being honest, I think many of us might not know.

Thankfully, the American Academy of Dermatology put out a nifty infographic to help answer these questions. The graphic goes through the “ABCDE’s of Melanoma” and gives step-by-step directions for how to check yourself for concerning growths.

It’s July, so there’s a good chance you’ll be spending some time out in the sun soon. Give yourself one less thing to worry about by following these steps:

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Sources: AAD, Business Insider


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