By giving all parts of your body a regular check you may be able to detect the early signs of skin cancer and increase the likelihood of successful treatment.
But there are also more subtle benefits to regular self-screening for skin cancer. By devoting the necessary time to the process you stay aware of the dangers of skin cancer.
Avoiding disfiguration and death are the goals of early detection.
The deeper a skin cancer, the longer it has been growing, the more difficult it is to treat and the greater likelihood it has spread.
Cancer screening can detect cancer at an early stage when there is a better chance for successful treatment.