The ABCDEs of Melanoma Detection

Look for danger signs in pigmented lesions of the skin. Consult your dermatologist immediately if any of your moles or pigmented spots exhibit:

Asymmetry_Image One half unlike the other half.
Border_Image Irregular, scalloped or poorly defined border.
Color_Image Varied from one area to another; shades of tan and brown, black; sometimes white, red or blue.
Diameter_Image While melanomas are usually greater than
6mm (the size of a pencil eraser) when diagnosed, they can be smaller.
Evolving_Image A mole or skin lesion that looks different from the rest or is changing in size, shape or color.



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