Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer, with over half of a million cases reported each year.
The ABCs of Skin Cancer
By having the proper tools, you will be better equipped to correctly point out any skin cancers early on and have them treated accordingly. Dr. Lee’s goal is to perform some of the best skin cancer treatments Beverly Hills has to offer, and an immense part of that is having the familiarity to properly identify possible skin cancer. The ABCs of skin cancer is a mnemonic to help men and women remember the signs of potential skin cancer.
- A stands for Asymmetry. If you were to draw an imaginary line through the middle of a cancerous mole or skin lesion, the two halves would differ in shape and size.
- B is for Border. Edges that are uneven, scalloped, irregular, or blurry are something to be watchful of.
- C is for Color. A normal mole or skin lesion is one color throughout. Whereas a mole or lesion with skin cancer may contain different colors or different shades.
- D stands for Diameter. Larger lesions tend to be more suspicious for skin cancers.
- E stands for Evolving. Lesions or moles that grow or change in size, color, or shape are more something to be concerned with and should be promptly evaluated by a trained physician.