11 Apr '15, 3pm
These self-examinations could help save your life: #health #selfexam
"Check your skin every six months for new lesions (abnormalities in tissue) or changing moles," says Dr Lim. Examine your eyelids, face, ears, neck, chest and back as these areas get the most sun exposure (UV radiation triggers cell mutation). Look out for lumps or discoloured patches of skin that don't go away. The former are usually pearly white or waxy-looking and may contain tiny, visible blood vessels. The latter tend to be flat and scaly and can be flesh-coloured or brown, says Dr Lim. Also be wary of any bump that enlarges over weeks or months, adds Dr Cheong Lai Leng, consultant dermatologist at LL Cheong Skin & Laser Clinic.