Spotting Skin Cancer Tips

Early detection is the most critical factor in diagnosing and treating skin cancer before it spreads. While there are different types of skin cancer, they share many common factors that patients can look for themselves.

Skin cancer can usually be spotted early by monitoring existing moles on your body. Five factors often called the ABCDEs of skin cancer denote the most commonly seen changes that occur in moles prior to the development of skin cancer.

They are: Asymmetry, Border, Color, Diameter and Evolution.

If you notice any of these changes or the appearance of new growths see a dermatologist immediately.