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Early Detection of Skin Cancer

  • Early detection of skin cancer can lead to successful treatment. Watch out for any change in colour, size or shape of a mole or freckle. Remember your A-B-C-D-E:

 

ABCDE METHOD

MELANOMA

ASYMMETRY: A line in the middle would not create matching halves.

 

BORDER: Irregular, wavy, jagged border, clearly defined against surrounding skin.

 

COLOUR: Uneven colour: light brown to black.

 

DIAMETER: > 6mm.

 

EVOLUTION: Rapid evolution of size (width), colour or thickness.