ABCD RULES FOR MELONOMA DETECTION
These are a great guide that could help you when checking your skin:
A = Asymmetry – Look for spots that lack symmetry or look out of shape. If you draw a line through the middle of the spot, the two sides would not match up.
B = Border – A spot that is uneven in looks with a spreading or irregular edge (notched).
C = Colour – Look for uneven, different or blotchy coloured spots with a number of colours such as black, blue, red, white and or grey.
D = Diameter – Look for spots that are getting larger over time (melanomas are more likely to be larger than regular moles, >6mm, and get larger over time).