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November 08, 2012
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Video: How to check your moles for skin cancer

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S., and finding spots that could be cancerous is as simple as looking at your skin. 

A new video, "Skin Self-Exam: How to Do," from the American Academy of Dermatology demonstrates how to check your skin and what to look for.

The video highlights loking for the ABCDEs of melanoma and make an appointment with a board-certified dermatologist if any moles exhibit these signs:

A - Asymmetry: One half of the spot is unlike the other half.
B - Border: The spot has an irregular, scalloped or poorly defined border.
C - Color: The spot has varying colors from one area to the next, such as shades of tan, brown, or black, or with areas of white, red or blue.
D - Diameter: Melanomas are usually greater than 6mm, or about the size of a pencil eraser when they are diagnosed, but they can be smaller.
E - Evolving: A mole or spot on your skin that looks different from the rest or is changing in size, shape, or color.

 

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Marcia E. Johnson, M.D.
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