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Body Mole Map
Instructions to follow for a thorough skin exam
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Look for Danger Signs in Pigmented Lesions of the Skin

Consult your dermatologist immediately if any of your moles or pigmented spots exhibit:

One half unlike the other half.

Irregular, scalloped or poorly defined border.

   

Varied from one area to another; shades of
tan and brown, black; sometimes white,
red or blue

While melanomas are usually greater than
6mm (the size of a pencil eraser) when diagnosed, they can be smaller

   
   
 

A mole or skin lesion that looks different from the rest
or is changing in size, shape or color.

 
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