MRF's Guide To Self-Screening

Catching melanoma early MaY save your life.

Research shows that YOU are the most likely person to spot your melanoma. Carefully examine your skin once a month to increase your chances of catching melanoma early!

Pay attention to your skin and know what is normal for YOU. Bring any mole or lesion that is new or changing to the attention of your dermatologist right away.

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Self Screening Guide

Be on the lookout for: • Moles that begin to itch or bleed • A spot that doesn’t heal

• A dark spot under the toenail or fingernail • A flat, red spot that is rough, dry or scaly • A spot that becomes painful or tender

Check the front and back of your legs. Use a mirror to help you see your shoulders, back, buttocks and genitals.

Check hands, nails, soles of the feet and between the fingers and toes.

Check your head, face, ears and the back of your neck. A blow dryer may help you look at your scalp.

Check your abdomen, arms, underarms and chest, including under your breasts.

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