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Sun Awareness – Mole Checking
There are three types of skin cancer and all look different. The following ABCD-Easy rules show you a few changes that might indicate a “melanoma” which is the deadliest form of skin cancer.
As skin cancers vary, you should tell your doctor about any changes to your skin, even if they are not similar to those mentioned here.
Asymmetry – the two halves of the area may differ in shape.
Border – the edges of the area may be irregular or blurred and sometimes show notches.
Colour – this may be uneven. Different shades of black, brown and pink may be seen.
Diameter – most melanomas are at least 6mm in diameter. Report any change in size, shape or diameter to your doctor.