ABCD's for melanoma
Melanomas are screened by the abcd's: a-asymmetry; b-irregular borders; c-different colors; d-diameter >6mm (size of pencil eraser).
If you notice a mole with these characteristics, get it checked out asap. If you have a skin lesion which is growing, ulcerating, bleeding, or otherwise changing, get it seen as well for evaluation and possible biopsy
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