Self examination

Many cancers can be felt through the skin as they develop. These include cancers of the breast, testicle, lymph nodes (glands), and soft tissue. Some other cancers can be seen. These include skin cancer and cancers of the mouth. You can help to prevent cancer or find cancer early by checking yourself for cancer on a regular basis.  This is called self examination.

You can learn more about self examination for specific types of cancer by using the related resources on the right side of this page. 

If you think you may have found cancer through a self examination, you should speak to your primary care provider as soon as possible.