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Preventing is curing

90% of skin cancers can be treated if detected in time.*

if you care for somebody, check their beauty spots everywhere.

  • Scalp

    Use a hairdryer to inspect every region of your scalp. For the back of your head, use mirrors to get a proper view. You can also ask a friend or a family member to help you.

  • Face

    Pay close attention to your whole face, especially the nose and nostrils, the lips, inside the mouth and both sides of the ears.

  • Arms

    Facing a full-length mirror, start with the elbows. Then check the sides of your arms and forearms.

  • Hands

    Check both hands: palm and back, between fingers and under the nails.

  • Torso

    Check your neck and your chest. Women should check underneath their breasts.

  • Back

    Stand in front of a full-length mirror, use a hand mirror to check the back of your neck, your shoulders, upper and lower back. Also have a look at your buttocks.

  • Legs

    Sit down and straighten your legs one after the other, resting your feet on a stool. Check the sides, the front and the back of your legs, using a mirror to get a good view. Have a look at your thighs, knees, calfs and ankles. Don't forget to check your feet, including between the toes and underneath the nails. Finish by checking the soles of your feet and your heels.

  • Last
    but not least

    Use a mirror to check your genital area and the cleft of the buttocks.

*Source: Euromelanoma Epidemiological fact sheet

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