Change in color, shape, size in a new mole or in an existing mole should result in a physician examination.
Check you skin systematically. Ask a family member or a friend to help you to check body regions that are difficult for you to see. Use a mirror. Please remember to check the hair, nails, feet.
If you find a mole that shows one of the ABCDE features, it is important that a physician examines you. It is impossible to see on the skin surface how deep the melanoma is in the skin. If the melanoma is more than 1 mm thick there risk of spreading in the body is increased.
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Change in color, shape, size in a new mole or in an existing mole should result in a physician examination.When you check your moles you can follow ABCDE rule:
Asymmetry – the mole is asymmetric
Borders – has irregular borders
Color – has many colors and shades
Diameter – diameter more than 6 mm
Evolution – is evolving.