ABCDE Melanoma Detection Guide

The ABCDE of melanoma detection can be a useful guide when checking your skin.

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A is for Asymmetry

Look for spots that lack symmetry. That is, if a line was drawn through the middle, the two sides would not match up.

B is for Border

Skin condition

A spot with a spreading or irregular edge (notched).

C is for Colour

Blotchy spots with a number of colours such as black, blue, red, white and/or grey.

D is for Diameter

Look for spots that are getting bigger.

E is for Evolving

Spots that are changing and growing.

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