Anti aging guide

Map the Moles on Your Body for Future Medical Examinations



Why do you need to map the moles on your body and how it could help to detect the first sign of a skin cancer

One way to know where the moles and skin irregularities are on your body is to make a body map. And why would you want to do this? Very often the first sign of a skin cancer is a change in the appearance of a mole or a sore that doesn’t heal easily. During your twenties and thirties, in particular, it’s a good idea to get checked every three years for changes in your skin, especially moles. Although as a young adult, you may think you are infallible to the ravages of the sun, you aren’t.

Young adults engage in riskier behaviors than middle-age and older individuals and, because they often have an attitude that a tanned body looks healthier, they could be sowing the seeds for skin cancer to develop later. Making a map can be as simple as drawing a generic body and putting a dot on the drawing that corresponds to the mole and other spots you want to watch. You could also take photos in order to have a frame of reference for future examinations.

Posted by Carol Hudgens - February 18, 2012 at 4:42 pm