SPF Minute #3 – The ABCDE’s On How To Detect Melanoma

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by Richard Pietro
Dec 18, 2020

Melanoma, while perhaps the least common form of skin cancer, is by far the deadliest due to its tendency to spread quickly to other organs and lymph nodes. 

Melanoma typically looks like a mole or can evolve from an already existing mole. And there are 5 distinct elements to look for in a potentially cancerous mole. Think of them as the ABCDE’s of how to detect melanoma: 

A – asymmetrical
B – boarder irregularities
C – coloured differently
D – diameter >6mm
E – evolving rapidly 

Keep those in mind and catch melanoma before it is too late.

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