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.
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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