As we introduced to you in the last blog post, May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. During this month a lot of people contribute to the mission of raising awareness of skin cancer risk to as many people as possible. To support this cause, we will publish a series of blog posts dedicated to the most common signs of skin cancer. When you are aware of those signs, it’s easier to know when you can perform a self-check or visit a doctor. We focus on the ABCDE-method, and continue today with B for Border.
So when we speak about ‘border’, what does that mean exactly?
Well, this refers to the border (or edge) of your mole or skin spot. The border can be an indication of risk, especially for melanomas, which is the most dangerous form of skin cancer.
While ‘normal’ (or benign/healthy) moles have straight borders, the borders of an early melanoma tend to be uneven. The border may be scalloped or notched. So if you have a mole you are worried about, find out what the border looks like and feels like.
The first step to take is to self-check. This is the easiest way to get an instant risk indication of that mole you worry about. Start using the SkinVision app today to take a picture of the mole, and track your skin health over time.
What you can do to help
Skin Cancer Awareness Month is about spreading the word. So what can YOU do to help? Spread the word to your friends and family by sharing this article, click here to post to Twitter directly. Also, on the #MostCommonCancer hashtag a lot of valuable content is being shared – so make sure to support that hashtag as well. Thank you!