Skin cancer is one topic that very few people know anything about. Without knowledge, you could be putting yourself at risk. Here is a simple way to use your ABC’s to prevent skin cancer.
A for asymmetry: A mole that, when divided in half, doesn’t look the same on both sides.
B for border: A mole with edges that are blurry or jagged.
C for color: Changes in the color of a mole, including darkening, spread of color, loss of color, or the appearance of multiple colors such as blue, red, white, pink, purple or gray.
D for diameter: A mole larger than 1/4 inch in diameter.
E for elevation: A mole that is raised above the skin and has an uneven surface (source)
Knowledge and prevention go hand in hand. Make sure you are wearing enough sun screen and staying out of he sun at peak hours.
(CES, PES, CPT, BS)