The ABCDE of safe skin…

Posted on July 25, 2010

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This just in from The British Assocation of Dermatologists – simple ways to check you skin for changes.

  • Asymmetry – do the two halves of the area of skin in question. For example a mole of coloured patch, differ in shape?
  • Border – are the edges of the area irregular or blurred, something showing notches?
  • Colour – is this uneven? Are there different shades of black, brown and pink?
  • Diameter – has the area of skin changed in shape or size?
  • Expert – if you’re in doubt, check it out. If your GP is concerned about your skin, make sure you see a consultant dermatologist, an expert in diagnosing skin cancer. Your GP can refer you via the NHS 
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