Skin Cancer

Protect the skin you're in

Know your skin cancer ABC's - what to look for

Asymmetry: One part of a mole or birthmark doesn’t match the other.

Border: The edges are irregular, ragged, notched, or blurred.

Color: The color is not the same all over and may include shades of brown or black, sometimes with patches of pink, red, white, or blue.

Diameter: The spot is larger than ¼ inch across – about the size of a pencil eraser.

Evolving: The mole is changing in size, shape, or color.

  • Skin cancer can occur anywhere on the body, and if left untreated can spread to lymph nodes and vital organs
  • Skin cancer is easily treated in its early stages. Most skin cancers are basal or squamous cell types which spread slowly and are very treatable.
  • Prevention is key - avoid prolonged sun exposure and especially tanning beds, wear hats, sunglasses and sunscreen.