ABCDE of Skin Cancer: Dermoscopy Your Body! IDS-1100 Dermatoscope
Skin Cancer (Malignant melanomas) Key to treatment is early detection >> Watch for changes in symmetry, border, color and size (ABCDE)
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ABCDE of Skin Cancer

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ABCDE of Skin Cancer

1 million cases diagnosed per year

3 common forms of skin cancer

  1. Basal cell carcinoma (rarely metastasize)
  2. Squamous cell carcinoma (may metastasize)
  3. Malignant melanomas (metastasize rapidly)

Most common cancer in young woman arise from melanocytes >> Life threatening!

Key to treatment is early detection

>> Watch for changes in symmetry, border, color and size (ABCDE)

Risk factors include  >> Skin Clour, Sun Exposure, Family history, Age and Immunological status

[ABCDE of Skin Cancer]

A is for Asymmetrical shape

when half of the mole does not match the other half

B is for irregular Border

the edges of an early melanoma tend to be uneven, crusty or notched.

C is for multiple Colour

healthy mole are uniform in color. A variety of colors, especially white and/or blue, is bad.

D is for Diameter

melanomas are usually larger in diameter than a pencil eraser, although they can be smaller.

E is for Evolving

when a mole changes in size, shape or color, or begins to bleed or cab, this points to danger.

Dermoscopy your body

ABCDE of Skin Cancer

“Examine your skin for any suspicious skin lesions and changes”

[ILLUCO Dermatoscope IDS-1100]

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