Do You Know Your ABCDE’s
Melanoma is one type of skin cancer. By doing a simple skin self-exam every month, you can improve your chances of finding a melanoma early. In addition to doing routine skin self-exams, you should have your skin checked regularly by your primary-care doctor or a dermatologist. If your primary-care doctor finds something suspicious, you will be referred to a dermatologist.
Some melanomas do not fit the rules described in this article. It is important to tell your doctor about any changes or new spots on your skin. You should also tell your doctor about any growths that look different than the rest of