Learning the ABCDE's of Skin Cancer

During the summer individuals and families spend time outside enjoying the wonderful weather. Beach vacations are one of the favorite pastimes for people on the east coast and probably everywhere else, too.

Since we are spending so much time outside we are more aware of our skin and the ways to protect ourselves. Since we are looking at our skin, I thought it would be a great time to give you the signs to look for skin cancer.

In medical school we learned the ABCDs to identify cancer lesions on the skin. Since then they have added E.

These characteristics are easy to see on skin lesions.

A stands for Asymmetry Is this mole or the lesion on your skin exactly round? Or does it look different on each side? You want it to look symmetrical. That is normal.

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