Education, prevention and support for the most serious form of skin cancer.

how we can help

Know Your Moles!

A mole or freckle that changes can be the first sign of skin cancer. People with a few larger moles or many moles are at increased risk.

Remember the ABCs of changing moles   they may be the first signs of melanoma:

Asymmetrical mole

A. Asymmetry

One half of the mole is unlike the other half.

 Border around a mole

B: Border

The border of the mole is irregular, scalloped, or poorly defined.

 Mole colors

C: Color

The mole is varied from area to another. There may be shades of tan and brown and black and sometimes even white, red or blue.

 Mole Diameter

D: Diameter

The diameter of the mole is larger than 6 mm (as a rule), which is the same diameter of a pencil eraser.

E: Evolving

Ordinary moles do not change over time. A mole that changes in size, shape, color, or texture is a warning sign as is a mole that tingles, itches, burns, bleeds, oozes, or feels strange. Another warning sign for melanoma is a sore that does not heal. ANY changes to ANY moles in ANY way should be evaluated by a doctor immediately!

how you can help
Donate to Melanoma Foundation of New England Volunteer
Legislate
Sponsor

Upcoming Events

view full calendar +

Connect with us Follow Melanoma Foundation of New England on Facebook Follow Melanoma Foundation of New England on Twitter Follow Melanoma Foundation of New England on Instagram Follow Melanoma Foundation of New England on Vimeo

Join Our Mailing List
About Us  |  Contact Us  |  News  |  Press  |  MediaBlog

Copyright © 2012 Melanoma Foundation New England. All rights reserved.     Disclaimer