The ABCDEs of Melanoma

May is Melanoma Awareness Month! Did you know melanoma is the only cancer that can be seen?! It’s so important to follow the ABCDEs of melanoma, self-check your skin regularly, and visit a dermatologist annually.

Asymmetry – The shape isn’t uniform
Border – Irregular or not well defined borders
Color – The spot is more than one color or shade
Diameter – Larger than 6mm (about the diameter of a pencil)
Evolution – The spot is changing over time

For dermatology services, call our dermatology clinic at (541)485-7546.