The ABCDE’s for your own skin check

did you know this
THAT MELANOMA IS THE SKIN CANCER YOU NEED TO WATCH OUT FOR ?

If you can say yes to one of the statements below you might have a higher risk of melanoma:

sun exposure melanoma risk
dangers of indoor tanning
family history of melanoma
sun exposure and risk of skin cancer
when should you be concerned about a mole
people with light skin in risk of skin cancer

Melanoma is treatable if caught early

doctors recommend skin self-examinations

Help your doctor catch any symptoms of melanoma by routinely checking your skin

The 5 signs on your moles you need to pay attention to:

abcde rule - asymmetry

Assymmetry

The mole is asymmetrical. It’s two sides do not match.

border irregularity

Border

The border of melanomas can (but don’t have to be) be uneven.

change in colour

Color

A mole that has a variety of colors or that changes color should be checked by a doctor.

diameter greater than 6 mm

Diameter

Melanomas usually grow larger than 1/4 inch or 6mm, but they may be smaller when first detected.

evolving size or shape of a mole

Evolving

A mole that starts to evolve or change (or a new mole) may be a warning sign of potential melanoma

Photos help you keep track
of any changes

track skin changes with photos
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Miiskin enables people to take care of their skin concerns.

We have developed a picture diary app you can use to monitor your skin and moles and be reminded to follow up. It is available both for Android and iPhone.

This page is for informational purposes only and does not substitute a visit to the doctor.