Do you know how to correctly check your moles?
With May being Skin Cancer Awareness Month and summer just around the corner, we wanted to remind you about the importance of monitoring your skin health.
As the sun becomes stronger and we spend more time outdoors, it's crucial to be aware of any changes to our skin, especially when it comes to our moles. By regularly examining your moles and being mindful of any changes, you can detect potential issues early on and seek medical help.
Check your moles with ABCDE
A - Asymmetry: Healthy moles are typically symmetrical, meaning one half mirrors the other. If you notice any irregularities or if one half of a mole looks different from the other, it could be a cause for concern.
B - Border irregularity: Pay attention to the edges of your moles. Suspicious moles often have uneven or jagged borders, rather than smooth and well-defined edges.
C - Colour changes: Examine the colour of your moles. Look out for moles with multiple colours or uneven pigmentation. Shades of brown, black, red, blue or white within a single mole may indicate a need for further evaluation.
D - Diameter: Consider the size of your moles. While not all large moles are problematic, any mole larger than 6 millimetres (half the size of a 5p coin) calls for attention and should be monitored by you and your . MISSING WORD HERE
E - Evolution: Keep track of any changes in your moles over time. Be wary of moles that evolve in terms of size, shape, colour, texture, or elevation. Rapid changes or noticeable alterations should be examined by a healthcare professional, such as a Dermatologist.
It’s important to remember that this is just a guide to help spot potential warning signs and is not a definite diagnostic test. If you are concerned by any moles you should consult with one of our dermatologists to be correctly assessed. 86% of melanoma skin cancer cases in the UK are preventable. At Pall Mall we offer Mole Removal and Assessments with no NHS referral needed.
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Give your skin the love it deserves now and get ready to glow this summer!
At our clinics, we offer a wide range of private Dermatology consultations that can help you manage and improve your skin's condition with the most advanced treatments available. Our specialists are highly experienced and well-equipped to provide diagnosis and treatments for a variety of common skin conditions, such as moles, acne, rosacea and eczema.
We understand that healthy skin is especially important for those who suffer from any kind of skin condition. That’s why we strive to provide the best possible treatment options for our patients.
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