What Does Skin Cancer
Look Like?

Below are five ways to detect early signs of skin cancer. If you have any concerns, schedule a free screening today!

What does Skin Cancer Look Like
Picture of Asymmetric mole

A is for Asymmetry

If you were to draw a line through the mole, would the two sides match?

If not, you should see a dermatologist.

B is for Border

Are the borders of your mole irregular, scalloped, or blurred?

If so, you should see a dermatologist.

Picture of Irregular Mole
Picture of Different Color Mole

C is for Color

Does the mole contain more than one color, or shades of tan, brown, black, blue, white, or red?

If yes, you should see a dermatologist.

D is for Diameter

Is the mole greater than 5mm in diameter (about the size of a pencil eraser)?

If yes, you should see a dermatologist.

Picture of Large Mole
Picture of Changing Mole

E is for Evolving

Does the mole ever bleed, or change in size, shape, or color?

If yes, you should see a dermatologist.

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Early detection is vital to stopping potential skin cancer dangers before they start. With a free screening from a dermatologist, you can ensure that your skin is safe and protected.

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Your self exam

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