I have an appointment with the doctor today to have 2 suspicious moles removed. Being a red head with fair (what I like to call pastey) skin, I have had to be careful. Now I am making up for the hours upon hours spent out in the sun when I was younger "trying" to get tan. So remember your ABCDs while giving yourself skin examinations...
B- Border irregularity - Margins may be notched or irregular.
C- Color - Melanomas are often a mixture of black, tan, brown, blue, red, or white.
D- Diameter - Cancerous lesions are usually larger than 6 mm across (about the size of a pencil eraser), but any change in size may be significant.