Your ability to spot melanoma, the most I deadly form of skin cancer, could make all the difference in your prognosis.

The Harvard Health Letter offers this alphabet memory tool...

· Assymetry-one half of a mole doesn't match the other half.

· Border irregularity-Mole edges are ragged, notched or indistinct.

· Color-Mole pigmentation is uneven.

· Diameter-Mole is larger than a pencil eraser or shows a sudden or progressive increase in size.

If you notice any of these symptoms, make an appointment with a dermatologist, who can evaluate the moles and explain your treatment options.

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