Look for Danger Signs in Pigmented Lesions of the Skin
Consult your dermatologist immediately if any of your moles or pigmented spots exhibit:
Asymmetry–one half unlike the other half.
Border –irregular, scalloped or poorly circumscribed border.
Color — varied from one area to another; shades of tan and brown, black; sometimes white, red or blue.
Diameter — while melanomas are usually greater than 6mm in diameter (the size of a pencil eraser) when diagnosed, they can be smaller. If you notice a mole different from others, or which changes, itches, or bleeds (even if it is small) you should see a dermatologist.
Evolution — If you notice a mole that is growing or which changes, itches, or bleeds you should see a dermatologist.
MIND THESE ABCDEs
They may be signs of malignant melanoma!