NOT JUST FOR YOUR PARENTS
What is it?
Could you be vulnerable?
A history of melanoma or other skin cancer
Several large or many small moles on the skin
A fair complexion, including light-coloured, blond or red, hair, light coloured eyes and/or fair skin that freckles easily
Exposure to the sun and other sources of ultraviolet radiation such as sunbeds
- A family history of melanoma
Stop the spread, the ABCDE of Melanoma
B-Border, uneven or unclear borders also indicate malignant moles.
C- Colour, Multi-coloured moles are a warning signal that it may be malignant.
D- Diameter, Malignant moles are often larger in size.
E- Evolving, Change in a mole's size, colour, shape or any other factor is a large warning sign, see a doctor immediately.
There are many places you can go if you are worried about melanoma
Local skin cancer clinics are also able to check for melanomas
For more information visit these sites (This is my bibliography):
Cancervic.org.au, (2012). What is Melanoma? - Cancer Council Victoria. [online] Available at: http://www.cancervic.org.au/about-cancer/cancer_types/melanoma [Accessed 17 Jun. 2015].
Skincancer.org, (2015). Do You Know Your ABCDEs? - SkinCancer.org. [online] Available at: http://www.skincancer.org/skin-cancer-information/melanoma/melanoma-warning-signs-and-images/do-you-know-your-abcdes [Accessed 17 Jun. 2015].