December 31, 2004
Health Tip: The A-B-C's of Skin Cancer
Here's an easy way to remember what to look for when checking
(HealthDayNews) -- Your ability to spot the warning signs of a melanoma, the most deadly skin cancer, could make all the difference.
The Harvard Health Letter offers this alphabetical memory tool:
- Assymetry: One half of a mole doesn't match the other half.
- Border irregularity: Mole edges are ragged, notched or indistinct.
- Color: Mole pigmentation is uneven.
- Diameter: Mole is larger than a pencil eraser or shows a sudden or progressive increase in size.