May is Melanoma Awareness Month and all this lovely weather means it’s time to check your moles! The ABCDEs of melanoma is a guide to help you check your moles. Early detection of melanoma is key.
Mole Check: A is for asymmetry
Check that both halves of your moles are the same and match each other
Mole Check: B is for border
Are the borders or outlines of your moles irregular?
Mole Check: C is for colour
Is the colour pattern regular or are there varying shades of browns, tans, white, red or blue visible?
Mole Check: D is for diameter
Melanomas are usually greater than 6mm in diameter – bigger than a pencil eraser
Mole Check: E is for evolution
Is your mole or spot changing over time?
If any of your moles are showing any of these signs please consult your GP or Consultant Dermatologist immediately