Many melanomas are discovered by people themselves or by a family member.
Cancer Council recommends that all adults, particularly those aged 40 and over, should:
It's time to go through a do-it-yourself skin examination: you have found a room with good light and a full length mirror. You are on your own so you have a hand-held mirror to check difficult to see areas. You undress completely and start examining your skin, body part-by-body part, until you have checked over your whole body.
Click on each number in the image below for a step by step approach to a self-examination.