American Cancer Society
“Although the ACS does not have guidelines for the early detection of skin cancer, knowing your own skin is important to finding skin cancer early. Many doctors also recommend regular skin exams.
Regular skin exams are especially important for people who are at higher risk of skin cancer, such as people with reduced immunity, people who have had skin cancer before, and people with a strong family history of skin cancer. Talk to your doctor about how often you should have your skin examined.”
American Academy of Dermatology
Perform regular skin self-exams to detect skin cancer early, when it’s most treatable, and see a board-certified dermatologist if you notice new or suspicious spots on your skin, or anything changing, itching or bleeding.
If you have a history of melanoma:
•full-body exam by a board-certified dermatologist at least annually
•AND perform regular self-exams to check for new and changing moles