Melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer. It will almost always have warning signs. Melanoma in its early stage is almost always curable.
The first five letters of the alphabet are a guide to the early warning signs of melanoma.
is unlike the other half.
or poorly defined border.
has shades of tan, brown or black, or
is sometimes white, red or blue.
than 6mm (the size of a pencil eraser)
when diagnosed, but they can be smaller.
that looks different from the rest or is
changing in size, shape or color.
Examine your skin once a month using your ABCDEs and contact your physician if you find anything abnormal. To make an appointment call (541) 382-4900.