How To Detect Skin Cancer
Each year, in the United States alone, nearly 5 millions people are diagnosed with skin cancer. This is more than individuals that are diagnosed with lung, breast, prostate, and colon cancer combined.
At least one in five individuals in the United States will have skin cancer. Early detection will help an individual, which could be a life or death matter. Look for the ABCDEs of detecting melanoma:
1. Moles that are irregular in shape or asymmetrical. Normal shaped moles are round in shape and are symmetric.
2. Moles that have irregular border, or are uneven and unequal.
3. Moles that have more than one color. Normal moles only have one coloring to them, such as gray, brown, black, or blue.
4. A mole that is larger than a quarter inch in size.
5. Moles that are changing in size, color or shapes.
Should you suspect skin cancer of any kind, it is best to have the skin examined by a doctor.