The ABCDEs of Detecting Melanoma
Every year, nearly 5 million people are diagnosed with skin cancer in the US alone.There are more people diagnosed with kind of cancer, than with those of prostate, lung, breast and colon cancers combined.
One of five Americans, at some point of their lives will get a skin cancer. So, as you can imagine, early detection makes a difference between life and death.You should look for:
Asymmetric or irregular shape of the moles, considering the normal is those with symmetric and round shape.
Those moles that have interrupted, uneven or unequal borders.
Multiple color moles, like brown, gray, black or blue. Normal moles are with one color.
Size of the mole that is bigger than quarter inch in diameter.
Those moles that change shape, color and size throughout life.
As with other diseases, for any kind of suspicion, you should visit your physician.
Source: Daily Nutrition News