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Thursday, May 16, 2013

May is Melanoma Awareness Month

Know the ABCDE's of Melanoma 

A- Asymmetry
If you draw a line through the mole on the right, the two sides do not match.

B- Border
The borders of an early melanoma tend to be uneven. The edges may be scalloped or notched.

C- Color
Having a variety of colors is another warning signal. A number of different shades of brown, tan or black could appear. A melanoma may also become red, blue or some other color.

D- Diameter 

Melanomas usually are larger in diameter than the size of the eraser on your pencil (1/4 inch or 6 mm), but they may sometimes be smaller when first detected.

E- Evolving
Any change — in size, shape, color, elevation, or another trait, or any new symptom such as bleeding, itching or crusting — points to danger.

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