When should you come for a mole check?
Our consultants recommend you to self-monitor your moles for any changes which might indicate the signs of melanoma.
You need to look for changes which include:
A – Asymmetry: difference in each half of the mole
B – Border: irregular or jagged edges
C – Colour: multiple colours in a mole
D – Diameter: greater than 6mm
E – Evolution: change in a mole
How to check your skin?
Moles can develop anywhere on your body and it is important that you check your skin for any new moles or changes in old ones.
If you find it difficult to check your skin in certain areas, we advise you to ask someone to help you with your self-examination.
full body in front of a mirror
around your forearms, upper arms and palms
your feet, in-between toes, soles
your neck including the back, scalp
back and buttocks using a hand mirror
If you are concerned about your moles you can discuss with your GP if you need to see a specialist. If malignant melanoma is detected early it can usually be cured but more advanced skin cancers can be very serious.
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