Even with the modern medical technology, cancer remains the leading problems of health in the world. It is also one of the leading cause of death of many people.
Melanoma or skin cancer can grow in any part of the body and it is more serious than the other forms of skin cancer because it may spread to other parts of the body and cause severe illness and death.
Many skin cancer develop in areas exposed to the sun, but according to some research, they may also develop in areas that are usually hidden. If you find anything suspicious in your skin, it is recommended to go to your dermatologist or primary care physician.
Signs of Melanoma
Signs are any change in size, shape, or color of a mole or other skin growth, such as a birthmark. The ABCDE rule is another way to recognize abnormal growths.
- A is for Asymmetry: A mole that has an irregular shape, or two different looking halves.
- B is for Border Irregularity: The edges are ragged, notched, or blurred.
- C is for Color: Changes the shade or distribution of color throughout the mole can signal melanoma.
- D is for Diameter: The mole or skin growth is larger than the size of a pencil eraser.
- E is for Evolution: There is a change in the size, shape, symptoms (such as itching or tenderness), surface (especially bleeding), or color of a mole.
Source: Web MD