Learn Your ABCDE

To help you spot all types of skin cancer early and when it’s most treatable, we recommend you learn the following code:

A

is for Asymmetry

One half of the mole does not match the other half.

B

is for Border irregularity

The edges are ragged, notched, or blurred.

C

is for Colour

Variations from one area to another.

D

is for Diameter

While melanomas are usually greater than 6mm (the size of a pencil eraser) when diagnosed, they can be smaller.

E

is for Evolving

A mole or skin lesion that looks different from the rest or is changing in size, shape, or colour.

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