Are You At Risk For Skin Cancer?
If you, or someone you know, can check off one or more of these, you might be at an increased risk for skin cancer.
I have more than 50 moles on my body
I have light skin, blue or green eyes, or naturally blond or red hair
I have had at least one blistering sunburn at some point in my life
I have a history of indoor tanning
I have a family history of skin cancer
I have unusual or new spot(s) on my skin or a spot(s) that has disappeared and come back
Dermatology & Mohs Surgery specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer.
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The ABCDE's of Melanoma
Often irregular, not symmetrical, in shape.
Irregular borders that are hard to define
If there is more than one color (blue, black, brown, tan, etc.) or an uneven distribution of color.
Often greater than 6 millimeters in diameter (approx. the size of a pencil eraser).
Making a note of the changes to moles and marks on your body is important.