To find potential cancerous moles, the most important thing is to do regular check. The check includes both self-exam at home and the check in hospital. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends that people shall do self-exam monthly and accept full-body skin exam in annual health exam. The following ABCDE rule can help you judge whether your moles are cancerous at home:
- Asymmetry: Cancerous moles do not look the same on both sides.
- Border: The border of cancerous moles may be uneven, jagged or blurry.
- Color: Cancerous moles usually have more than one color.
- Diameter: If a mole is larger than an eraser (about 0.25inch, or 6mm), it is abnormal.
- Evolution. Changes of moles in the symmetry, border, color or diameter.
When you find you have any new, changing or bleeding mole, have them examined by your doctor at once, because the earlier you get diagnosis and treatment, the more likely your potential cancer will be cured.
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