Taking Care of Your Health

Infographic: How to Check Your Skin For Skin Cancer

February 02, 2017

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Skin cancer screenings are important to help detect cancer early, when it's most treatable. The first step is to get familiar with your body and know what is normal for you. Perform monthly self-examinations using a full-length or hand-held mirror. The second step is to get a yearly professional examination by a dermatologist or skin cancer expert. If you notice anything suspicious at any time, you should make an appointment with a physician.


To learn more about skin cancer screenings and for a list of Mole Patrol events, visit Mole Patrol on Moffitt.org. Mole Patrol is a mobile cancer screening program that travels to venues all around Florida, including the Pier 60 Pavilion on Clearwater Beach, Tropicana Field, Raymond James Stadium and MacDill Air Force Base.

Call 1-888-663-3488 to learn more about Mole Patrol dates and locations closest to you.