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.

Skin cancer awareness month: B for Border 1

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.

Self-check now

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!

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Skin cancer awareness month: B for Border 2
Check your skin for skin cancer today.