The most common symptom of skin cancer is a change in a person’s skin, whether it be a new growth, a skin discoloration, a rash that doesn’t seem to go away, or a change in the size/shape of an existing mole. The skin cancer medical community has developed a method for remembering the symptoms of melanoma: the A,B,C,D,E method.
- “A” = Asymmetrical. Does a mole or other spot on the skin look irregular with two sections that do not look like each other?
- “B” = Border. Is the border of said mole/skin spot jagged or otherwise irregular?
- “C” = Color. Is the color of the spot uneven and multi-shade?
- “D” = Diameter. Is the diameter of the mole/skin spot larger than a pea?
- “E” = Evolving. Has the spot grown or otherwise changed recently?