Skin cancer awareness month: E for Evolution

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. We focus on the ABCDE-method for detecting early signs, that will help you when performing self-checks and to get you to a doctor in time. Today we look at E, evolution, which can be an important indicator of risk. Let's dive into it.

Evolution, or change

The evolution or change of a mole (or other skin lesion) is an important thing to look out for. A healthy mole will not change over time. If a mole is changing in size, color, shape or elevation – note that this could be a sign of skin cancer. By any means, it needs to be checked out for a closer look.

We don’t talk about evolution in appearance only. When new symptoms arise, this also counts as change. So when a mole starts to itch or bleed, for example, this is a sign of risk. Make sure to keep an eye on your moles to track any changes over time, so you’ll notice and evolution early.

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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