Download our printable Body Map and Self-Examination Schedule to keep track of any spots that you notice on your body.
On the first self exam, make a dot corresponding to the location on your skin of each freckle, mole, birthmark, bump, sore, scab, or scaly patch. Draw a line out to the margin and indicate its approximate size and color, and the date.
For each exam after that, find the spot on your skin that matches each dot, record the new date next to the old one, and note any change in size, color, or shape. Record any spots you did not see on last examination.
Use the Self-Examination Schedule to keep track of the dates on which you examined yourself. Indicate year, month, and day.
Source: Skin Cancer Foundation