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A skin self-exam is used to identify suspicious growths that may be
cancer or growths that may develop into skin cancer (precancers). Adults should
examine their skin once every month. Look for any abnormal skin growth or any
change in the color, shape, size, or appearance of a skin growth. Check for any
area of injured skin (lesion) that does not heal.
To perform a
If you see a suspicious skin growth during your self-exam,
contact your doctor.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerAmy McMichael, MD - Dermatology
Current as ofJuly 26, 2016
Current as of:
July 26, 2016
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Amy McMichael, MD - Dermatology
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