eCareDiary
Follow Us:

Have Questions?
We have Answers

Click Here to send us a question
and to receive answers from our Experts

Can One Self-Examine to Detect Skin Cancer?

by Dr. Natalia Spierings, Dermatology Expert
May 04, 2020

Question: Can I examine myself for skin cancer?

Answer: Yes you can but I always advise leaving this to a professional board-certified or consultant dermatologist if you are at all concerned or just want a routine skin check. When you examine your own skin, look for anything new or any area of broken skin that is not healing over time. 

Dr. Natalia Spierings is a consultant dermatologist and fellowship-trained Mohs micrographic and dermatologic surgeon.

See more of Dr. Natalia Spierings's expert answers

Your Answers and Comments

Post your answer or comment
You must be logged in to post a comment

Previous Expert Q & A

More Previous Expert Q&A