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How do I know when to get a mole checked out?

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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: ABCD's

Remember your abcd's when thinking of melanoma.
Look for moles with asymmetry boarders that are irregular color differences within the same mole diameter greater than 6mm also any new mole or old that starts to itch, bleed or ulcerate should be of concern. Another rule is the ugly duckling rule. Which refers to a mole that looks distantly different from the others on your body.

In brief: ABCD's

Remember your abcd's when thinking of melanoma.
Look for moles with asymmetry boarders that are irregular color differences within the same mole diameter greater than 6mm also any new mole or old that starts to itch, bleed or ulcerate should be of concern. Another rule is the ugly duckling rule. Which refers to a mole that looks distantly different from the others on your body.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology

In brief: Any change

If there is any change it is best to get the moe checked as well as a full body exam to determine if any other molecos suspicious.
Do not attempt to self diagnose a mole. Abcde- asymmetrical, irregular border, change in color, 6 mm or greater in diameter, elevated or evolving are signs that a mole needs to be checked.

In brief: Any change

If there is any change it is best to get the moe checked as well as a full body exam to determine if any other molecos suspicious.
Do not attempt to self diagnose a mole. Abcde- asymmetrical, irregular border, change in color, 6 mm or greater in diameter, elevated or evolving are signs that a mole needs to be checked.
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Dr. Morris Westfried
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