The ABCDE parameters check helps determine whether a mole is harmless or cancerous. Each letter corresponds to a characteristic indicating a mole’s risk level.
A stands for asymmetry, where one half of the mole differs from the other.
B signifies an irregular border when the mole’s edges are not well-defined.
C refers to uneven colour, highlighting variations within the mole’s hue.
D stands for diameter—moles more prominent than 6 millimetres are flagged.
E stands for evolving, indicating changes in size, shape, colour, or other traits over time.
Regularly examining your moles for these parameters can help in early detection and prompt medical attention if necessary.
Apart from this, you could also look for the EFG filters, which can improve the detection of nodular melanoma; these parameters include:
- E: Moles are elevated over the skin.
- F: They are firm to touch.
- G: They have been growing for over a month.