WHY NOT ASSESS YOUR RISK?
Several factors can determine your risk of developing skin cancer:
- 1You have skin type I or II, your skin tans very little or not at all or you often get sunburnt.
- 2You have freckles or moles that differ in appearance (size, shape, colour).
- 3You got severe sunburns when you were a child or were frequently exposed to strong sunlight during your childhood or adolescence.
- 4There is a history of skin cancer in your family.
- 5You have a lot of moles, including some that are large, irregularly shaped or uneven in colour.
THIS is the ABCDE
Use it to check your beauty spots and those of your loved ones.
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In general, a person has around twenty moles distributed across their body and face, but the more they have, the greater their chances of developing skin cancer. According to the latest research, 65% of melanomas appear outside of a pre-existing mole.
It is therefore essential to be aware of and monitor the appearance of new moles and any changes that may occur.
To monitor any changes in your moles, use the ABCDE method that has been developed, approved and used by dermatologists the world over. Each letter corresponds to an aspect of moles that you should pay attention to:
DETECTED ON TIME, 90% OF SKIN CANCERS ARE CURABLE IF DETECTED IN TIME*
Now it's up to you to become a skinchecker!
But nothing replaces a diagnosis by a dermatologist. Don't hesitate to book your appointment!
*Source : www.euromelanoma.org/intl/node/25 epidemiological fact sheet.
DIAGNOSIS BY A DERMATOLOGIST
If you are a person at risk, if you have noticed a new, suspicious lesion on your skin or a mole that has dramatically changed in appearance over the last few weeks, if you have never shown all of your skin to a doctor for a preventive skin check or if you have never seen a dermatologist, we strongly recommend that you visit a dermatologist for a comprehensive and preventive skin check.
Don't forget that the earlier skin cancer is diagnosed, the greater the chances are that it can be treated.
Still using mirrors don't forget your lower back, buttocks, and backs of both legs.