If your arms are anything like mine, they’re a minefield of age spots, moles, pigmentations, freckles, dots and I don’t even know what else.
But one thing I’m always looking out for is the tell-tale signs of melanoma.
Having a mother who caught hers in time thanks to a wise masseur, I am particularly scrupulous in checking my moles. My husband has the job of checking the back half, but how was I to know he was doing a good job?
Thankfully the Cancer Council has this fantastic infographic that breaks down the tell-tale signs of melanoma and helps us know what to look out for.
Melanoma accounts for one in ten cancer diagnoses and is more common in men that women.
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So please, familiarise yourself with this chart, check yourself, check your loved ones and remember to cover up this summer.
Have you experienced melanoma? Did you know what to look out for?