Early Detection

It is important that you regularly undertake self skin examinations in addition to professional skin checks under the care and management of a healthcare professional. Partners or friends can help in the hard to see places.

The most important things to look for are any changes, including existing and new moles that appear on your skin. The ABCDE guidelines can be used to check your skin:

Diagram explaining how to self check your skin for Melanoma
“It was an emotional and confronting time to be diagnosed with a high risk melanoma after being told the lesion was a BCC for 18 months prior.”
Alison Button-Sloan
MPA Patient Story - Alison Button-Sloan and her family standing with arms around each other