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What are some symptoms of early skin cancer?
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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: 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. Best wishes.

In brief: 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. Best wishes.
Dr. Mike Bowman
Dr. Mike Bowman
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
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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. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Skin cancer
Suspect it when a red or scaly spot doesn't go away you don't always have to see the dermatologist and if it is an actinic keratosis and sometimes with basal cell skin cancer, it's worth a trial of Aldara (imiquimod) cream.

In brief: Skin cancer
Suspect it when a red or scaly spot doesn't go away you don't always have to see the dermatologist and if it is an actinic keratosis and sometimes with basal cell skin cancer, it's worth a trial of Aldara (imiquimod) cream.
Dr. Brian Flyer
Dr. Brian Flyer
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