In any case, few individuals realize that these moles can be in the most impossible spots on your body including under your fingernails or between your toes.
Knowing the notice signs for melanoma and understanding the danger is important for everybody. Specialists and their partners have made a basic acronym, ABCDE, to protect you from this possibly destructive type of skin cancer.
When examining your moles and skin, you want to remember the acronym ABCDE to check for melanoma warning signs.
- A stands for Asymmetrical. If the mole or freckle doesn’t appear to be round and looks more like an amoeba, this could be a sign of melanoma.
- B stands for Borders. If the mole’s borders are not noticeable or irregular, get it checked out by your doctor.
- C stands for Color. Seeing different shades of color in the same mole is not good.
- D stands for Dimension. Are your moles getting wider or thicker? Keep checking especially if they’re more than 6 mm in diameter.
- E stands for Evolution. If your mole keeps changing in color or dimension, make sure you get it checked out.