Spotting skin cancer early

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May 5, 2014 4:01:53 PM PDT
Today is "Melanoma Monday." It's a day to raise awareness about skin cancer.

- And how to protect yourself.

Melanoma is the deadliest kind of skin cancer.

And we are seeing more cases of it overall, especially in younger women.

Early detection is key. So here's what you want to look for when you are checking a mole.

Learn the A-B-C-D-Es of melanoma:

A- is for asymmetry - if both sides don't match

B- border. A jagged border could be a sign of trouble

C- color. If it varies, that could signal cancer

D- Diameter. If it is larger than the size of an eraser, you should have it checked

E- evolving. Anything that is changing should be checked by a doctor.

Learn much more about skin cancer, and see videos on how to spot it, as as a video on how to properly apply sunscreen, at www.spotskincancer.org..