A is for Asymmetry: One half of the spot is unlike the other half.
B is for Border: The spot has an irregular, scalloped, or poorly defined border.
C is for Color: The spot has varying colors from one area to the next, such as shades of tan, brown or black, or areas of white, red, or blue.
D is for Diameter:
While melanomas are usually greater than 6 millimeters, or about the size of a pencil eraser, when diagnosed, they can be smaller.
E is for Evolving:
The spot looks different from the rest or is changing in size, shape, or color.
If you find a spot on your skin that has any of the ABCDEs of melanoma, call to schedule an appointment for a skin exam.