Let’s keep it simple and to the point: When examining a mole that might be suspicious apply the ABCDE rule:
A: is for asymmetrical, does is appear to be uneven?
B: is for the borders, are they irregular, misshapen and not smooth?
C: is for color. Is the color of this mole consistent or is it darker in the center?
D: is for diameter. Is it at least the size of a pea or larger? I’ve also heard at least the size of a pencil eraser.
E: is for evolving. Does the suspicious mole appear to change in size, shape and symmetry? A Melanoma can change in size, shape and color and can also itch and bleed.