Skin Cancer - Early Detection
It is important that you check your skin regularly (the experts suggest once per month), especially if you are at higher risk of developing skin cancer. Those with a higher risk tend to have one or more of the following:
· Fair skin that burns in the sun
· Red or fair hair
· Lots of moles or freckles
· Have had a skin cancer before
· A family history of skin cancer, particularly melanoma
· Experienced sunburn, especially in childhood
· Have a history of sun exposure due to leisure pursuits or occupation
Remember to consult your doctor immediately if a mole or freckle changes shape or develops an irregular outline; changes colour; gets bigger or a new mole grows very quickly; starts to itch or become painful or bleeds.
Follow this link www.skcin.org to check the ABCD of melanoma.