Sun Safety and Skin Cancer:. How You Can Make a Difference. Skin Cancer Work Group 2006 - 2007. Overview. Skin Cancer in Maine Melanoma in Maine Types of Skin Cancer What Does Melanoma Look Like? Who is at Risk? Risk Factors Prevention Points to Remember What You Can Do.
How You Can Make a Difference
Basal Cell & Squamous cell skin cancer.
Border: edges of mole are irregular-ragged, blurred or notched.
Color: pigmentation of mole is varied and may be brown and black with red, white or blue, creating a mottled appearance.
Diameter: width is usually greater than six millimeters-about the size of a pencil eraser. Also look for an increase in the size of a mole.
Evolving: any change – in size, shape, color, elevation or another trait or any new symptom such as bleeding, itching or crusting – points to danger.ABCDEs of Melanoma
Although anyone can develop skin cancer, some people are at particular risk. Risk factors include
Minimize sun exposure: shade, cover, sunscreen