By: Jackie Widmer
First Stage Symptoms
- A change in a mole that you have already had. (it doesn't look normal, or feels different)
- A new mole or pigment that does not look normal or healthy.
To help your remember some of the different warning signs, use the A-B-C-D-E
- A- is asymmetrical shape, this means that the moles look strange or are two very different looking halves.
- B- Is for irregular border, this means the a thin ring around them is up or not the same level as the mole.
- C-is for changing in the color or a mole or spot on your skin.
- D-is for diameter, if the mole or spot on your skin is larger than 1/4 inches.
- E- is for the mole evolving, this could mean the mole is changing in color, shape or size.
- Or would be having an itchy mole or oozing or bleeding.
- The most common reason of getting skin cancer is from being out in the sun too much or being in tanning beds.
- The most common places to find these symptoms are your back, arms, legs, and feet. They have a lot of exposure to the sun. Some other places that don't see the sun as much are still common they are, your palms, soles of your feet, and your finger nail beds.
Usually this doesn't take that long unless it is very severe.
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