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How Often Should You Check Your Skin and Moles?
This article can also be found in Miiskin App. The app to monitor your skin with photos to better spot changes in your skin.
How Often Should You Check for Skin Cancer?
It is important to note that actual skin cancer screenings are done by doctors. What you can do yourself is to have a routine of checking or screening your skin for changes.
Some people need to check their skin for changes more often than others.
A Regular Skin Check Reduces the Risk of Missing a Change to the Skin
If you have not seen a doctor for a suspicious mole, checking every 3 months is a good place to start. If you belong in a high-risk group for melanoma, you may want to do so every month instead.
If you are in a low-risk group, checking your skin every 6 months or yearly may feel right to you. In the Miiskin app you can set how often you want to be reminded to follow up on your mole photos taken with the app.
If you already talked with your doctor about checking your skin at home, follow his or her advice on how long the interval should be between your own follow-ups at home.
You can explore this melanoma image guide to learn more about what signs to look for including images of melanoma and normal moles, but remember to see your doctor if you are concerned.
Seeing Your GP or Dermatologist
Keeping an eye on your moles yourself at home may also complement professional follow-up by someone specialized in skin cancer, such as your doctor.
The most important thing is to begin keeping an eye on your skin and seeing your doctor right away if you notice something suspicious.
Monitor your moles for changes with Miiskin Premium
- Monitor your moles for changes using close-up photos.
- Monitor for any new spots on your skin as whole.
- Photos are securely back up and separated from your phone's gallery.
- Examine your photo series side by side on a big screen.
- Automatic Skin Mapping to highlight moles and marks.
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