If you wonder how to check for skin cancer? Here are the ABCDE parameters, where each letter represents a characteristic that indicates a mole’s risk level.
A for Asymmetry: If one half of the mole looks different from the other, you should take note.
B for Border: Look for irregular edges on your mole.
C for Colour: Variations in hue within the mole’s surface could cause concern.
D for Diameter: Moles larger than 6 millimetres should be flagged as potentially problematic.
E for Evolving: Any changes in size, shape, or colour over time are worth attention to.
By regularly examining your moles using these parameters, you can detect any issues early on and seek medical attention if needed.
But that’s not all. There are also EFG filters to consider, which can enhance the detection of nodular melanoma that the ABCDE filters might miss. These filters help you check for the following:
E: Moles raised above the skin’s surface.
F: Moles that feel firm to the touch.
G: Moles that have been growing for more than a month.