Do you have any skin tag/mole, or any lesion that you recently noticed changing?
Do you know how to self-check your skin?
Hard to guess aren’t they!
Self-checking is of vital importance as it can decrease your risk of skin cancer.
You need to know what is on your skin and how it works.
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the UK (Cancer Research 2016)
1 out of 100 customers accessing our MoleScan service are diagnosed with Malignant Melanoma.
Self-Checking – it only takes 5 minutes!
Check all the areas that are clearly visible: Face, arms, stomach, chest, thighs and calves.
Take photos to:
- Know what’s on your skin
- What it looks like
- Where it is
- Is it changing?
Check the areas that are not clearly visible: Back, back of neck, back of legs and scalp. When checking the scalp, use a hair dryer to help you part the hair to see.
There are two ways to do this:
- Use a hand mirro
- Get someone to help. Partners, siblings, parents etc.
- And don’t forget to take photos & measure.
Check forgotten areas!
Ears, soles of feet, toes, elbows, neck, fingers, nails, groin and under your breasts.
Take photos & measure
Regular look at the photos and compare them to your skin for any changes in size, shape, colour, borders and symptoms such as bleeding, crusting, itching etc.
Fingers & toe nails:
If you spot a vertical line that is brown across your fingernail, get this checked.
This could be a sign of skin cancer!
Please be aware of The ABCDE rule of suspicious lesions:
- Asymmetry : wherever you draw a line through the centre, both halves should be the same for most benign lesion.
- Borders: Unclear, irregular or ragged boundaries against normal skin could be a sign of malignancy.
- Colour: Changes in colour – especially black, blue or uneven colours.
- Diameter: If the lesion is more than 5-6mm in diameter and changing in size, please pay special attention.
- Evolving: Be alert if there are changes in shape, size, colour, itching or bleeding of existing moles/lesions or if a new mole/lesion appears.
Check your own skin and those of who you love.
If you have any moles/lesions you are unsure of, or suspect severe illness, please consult a specialist. Here at Angels Twelve, we work with a team of dermatologist to provide accurate, fast diagnosis of any skin lesion in suspicion, and help managing them with either surgical removal or monitoring.
Please call Angels Twelve on –0115 950 6376 and quote MoleScan