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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.
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