How to Check your Moles
Do you have dodgy mole you are not sure about? Today I’m going to give you a few tips on how to sort the normal ones from the potentially cancerous ones called malignant melanoma. The BBC reported that there are over 100, 000 cases of non-malignant skin cancer. There are however, more than 10,300 cases of malignant melanoma which is much more severe. Remember if you see any of these signs on your moles it is important to consult your GP. If they think anything is wrong they will most likely refer you to a dermatologist, who will remove any potentially dangerous moles. Having said this, most of your moles will be harmless.
You can look out for any bad moles by following a simple ABCE rule set out by the British Association of Dermatologists.
Asymmetry – Does your mole differ in shape on either side of a halfway point?
Border – Are the edges of your mole blurred, jagged or irregular?
Colour – Are there many different shades or colours such as black, brown or pink?
Diameter – Have your moles grown?
If you have noticed any of these the best thing to do is book an appointment with your GP to get them checked out. A great way to keep track of your moles is to photograph them, perhaps with a tape measure to see any change in size.
In order to prevent skin cancer you must be careful when in the sun. This means staying out of the sun during midday when it is strongest, and using sun protection. The closer you are to the equator the stronger the sun is, as well as at high altitudes. So even on a ski holiday you are largely exposed to the harmful UV rays. Remember to reapply sun screen regularly especially after swimming. Looking after the skin is essential to any beauty course.
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