Here are two things you should know before we begin:
- In Florida you should be getting your ENTIRE BODY checked by a licensed physician no less than once a year
- This should be INCLUDED in your wellness visit for most people, others may have to make an appointment with a dermatologist
Please don’t put this off. Skin cancer can be deadly.
A: Asymmetry. A lot of cancerous conditions cause a “mole” or other lesion to be very asymmetrical.
B: Borders: If the borders are not smooth and even, if can be a warning sign. Get it checked!
C: Color: If the color is not uniform, get it checked.
D: Diameter: If the mole is larger than the tip of a pencil eraser, call your doctor.
E: Evolving: Any mole that starts to CHANGE, get in right away.