Here’s a tool to help you work out whether to see the doctor about your mole or not.
THE ABCDE CHECK FOR MOLES
A IS FOR ASYMMETRY
Are both halves of the mole the same size & shape? A melanoma cancer is often asymmetrical.
B IS FOR BORDER
Is the border of the mole even? Melanoma cancers tend to have an uneven or crusty border.
C IS FOR COLOUR
Is the mole uniform in colour? A melanoma cancer will often contain a variety of colours.
D IS FOR DIAMETER
What size is the mole? A melanoma cancer is often larger than a pencil eraser, but can be smaller
E IS FOR EVOLVING
Has the mole changed? Get a mole checked if it has changed shape, colour, has become itchy, bleeds or has a scab.