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Assess Mole Malignant Potential Cheat Sheet (DRAFT) by [deleted]

This is a draft cheat sheet. It is a work in progress and is not finished yet.

Introd­uction

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

Assess
Descri­ption
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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