The ABCDEs of Melanoma
A – Asymmetry. Look for irregularly shaped moles. Lesions that cannot be split in half evenly should be considered suspicious.
B – Border irregularity. Look for sharp, jagged or notched borders.
C – Color. Look for uneven color throughout the mole, multiple colors within the same mole or moles that look much darker than others.
D – Diameter. Look for moles that are increasing in size or moles that are out of proportion in size compared to the others.
E – Evolution. Look for something that seems odd about a mole but doesn’t necessarily follow the other guidelines listed.