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May is Melanoma Awareness Month

Melanoma is one of the most common cancers diagnosed in the United States and it is the deadliest form of skin cancer. Early detection is the best way to treat melanoma, so look for the ABCDEs of moles or growths to help identify early warning signs. Be sure to grab a complimentary SkinMedica Essential Defense Sunscreen on your way out of our clinic (while supplies last).

ABCDEs – Recognize melanoma warning signs:

Asymmetrical: Look for moles or growths that are asymmetrical or uneven.

Border: Does a mole or growth have an irregular border?

Color: Does a mole or growth have multiple colors?

Diameter: Is the diameter larger than the size of a pencil eraser?

Evolved: Has the mole gotten bigger in size or thickness?