Skin cancer can affect parts from head to toe. However, this skin cancer is also one of the cancers that can be seen by our own eyes. Thus, its development can actually be prevented from the beginning. Diagnosis of skin cancer
Perform early detection with SAKURI (Check your own skin). Do this SAKURI once a month by checking the appearance or abnormal growth on the skin.
How to SAKURI:
- With the help of large glass, examine the front and back of the body. Then the right and left sides of the body, both arms raised
- Bend your elbows. Look at the inside and outside of the forearm, upper arms and palms and the back of the hand.
- Observe the outside and inside of the legs and feet, including the soles of the feet and between the toes.
- Observe the back of the neck and scalp with the help of a small mirror. Set hair alternately to see better.
- Finally, check the back and buttocks with the help of a small mirror.
How is the inspection assessed?
Beware of signs of skin cancer with AUCDE
A = Asimiteris
U = Uneven / uneven boundary
C = Color or different colors, not equally
D = Diameter, if the mass of an abnormal size is greater than corn kernels
E = Evolution or change, getting bigger over time, sometimes there are complaints of itching, bleeding or scab
Treatment of skin cancer
Immediately consult a doctor at the nearest health service center if you find anything suspicious from the SAKURI examination.
Skin cancer detected early has a better cure rate and reduces disability, both in terms of cosmetics and functional
Source: Program Brochure for the Acceleration of Community Participation in Cancer Prevention and Early Detection of Indonesian Women 2015-2019