Spotting Skin Cancer

Lorimer, Nicole
August 2006
Guideposts;Aug2006, p17
The article offers tips on spotting skin cancer. The ABC in spotting skin cancer stand for: Asymmetry-the shape of one half of the mole does not match the other; Border-mole edges are uneven, scalloped or notched; and Color-various colors appear throughout the mole. Doctors have also added D for diameter since melanomas-cancerous lesions-tend to be larger than a pencil eraser, and E for elevation, when the mole appears raised from the skin.


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