It’s time to think about the skin you’re in. Skin cancer is curable if spotted early, but doctors say patients need to be a partner in the process.
What should you look for? The ABCDEs of melanoma are basic signs, with doctors urging you to check your moles for asymmetry, border, color, diameter and evolution, a changing mole which can include new symptoms like itching, scabbing and bleeding.
Your doctor should be checking areas of your body where you may not even realize you can get skin cancer, including the scalp, eyelids, between your fingers and toes, and behind the ears.
Here are seven warning signs never to ignore: