Detecting skin cancer
Get to know your skin – look out for any changes – If you notice any moles or patches of normal skin that has changed in size and colour – check it out with your doctor. The ABCD rule can help guide you in what to look for:
- Asymmetry – The two halves of a melanoma may not look the same
- Border – Edges of a melanoma are often jagged or irregular
- Colour – The colour of a melanoma may be uneven- not a uniform shade.
- Diameter – Usually at least 6mm
Know your risk to developing Skin Cancer
People most at risk of developing Skin Cancer might have:
- Fair skin and tend to burn easily
- Naturally Red or Fair hair colour
- Lots of moles or freckles
- A family history of Skin Cancer
- Had Skin Cancer previously
- Been sunburnet in the past.