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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
“This all happened during the beginning of Covid, our home was rented out, we could not travel in our little motor home and I could not wash myself, prepare meals and most other things we take for granted.”
Gaylene Bayfield
MPA Patient Story - Gaylene Bayfield smiling at the camera