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Assess Mole Malignant Potential Cheat Sheet by

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Moles, brown spots and growths on the skin are usually harmless — but not always. Anyone who has more than 100 moles is at greater risk for melanoma. The first signs can appear in one or more atypical moles.

Mnemonic abcde

a: asymmetry
is the mole irregular in shape?
b: border
is the border irregular, notched, or poorly defined?
c: color
does the color vary (for example, between shades of brown, red, white, blue, or black)?
d: diameter
is the diameter more than 6 mm?
e: evolving
Any change — in size, shape, color, elevation, or another trait, or any new symptom such as bleeding, itching or crusting?

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