Melanoma

The WM is back from summer break and weekly mnemonics will be coming your way. As summer becomes fall and the hours and intensity of sunshine decrease, here’s a reminder of the ABCDE mnemonic for melanoma.

A = Asymmetry

B = Borders are irregular/uneven

C = Colours are variegated within one lesion

D = Diameter is greater than 0.5 cm

E = Evolving; that is, changing in shape or size, or new symptoms such as bleeding, pain or itching

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