Knowing skin cancer signs and symptoms can help to detect problem areas early and potentially save your life. Here’s what to look out for:
Moles or darkened patches of skin that itch or change size, colour or shape, especially those that increase to more than 6mm. New growths or sores that show no sign of healing. A mole or growth that bleeds, crusts or scabs.
Here’s a few skin changes to look out for, that might specifically indicate a melanoma.
Asymmetry: If the two halves of the area differ in shape.
Border: If the edges of the area are irregular or blurred.
Colour: If this is uneven, with shades of black, brown and pink.
Diameter: Most melanomas are at least 6mm in diameter.
Expert: If in doubt, check it out with your GP.
Get it checked
If you notice a worrying change to your skin, get it checked for free by your GP, who may refer you on to a dermatologist.
For more information on skin cancer, visit the Skin Cancer Foundation here
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