The Alphabet of Detecting Melanoma


Skin cancer is a horrible disease that takes many people lives. In US this is one of the most common type of cancer, and around 5 million people are dealing with this disease in one year. This cancer is more frequent than lung, breast, colon and prostate cancer.

A study showed that 1 in 5 Americans get skin cancer during their lives. The good thing in this horrible story is that this cancer can be cured if you recognize the signs on time. That way you can save you life or the life of the ones you love. Moles on your skin can be a pointer of a skin cancer, and this is the reason why you should pay attention to any change.

The signs can be:

  1. Moles that are in different color(multiple colors, for ex. blue, black and gray).
  2. Mole that is bigger than 1/4 of an inch in diameter.
  3. Mole with asymmetric shape, because normal moles are usually symmetric.
  4. Mole that has unequal or interrupted border.

Moles that are changing their color, size, shape throughout some period of time.

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