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I'm giving you the basic guidelines of how to be aware of skin cancer. This is not to cause alarm, but to spread the knowledge and awareness to protect others lives from skin cancer.

The ABCD's of Malenoma:
For a regular mole that's non-cancerous it should fall under these conditions-

A - Asseymmetry. The mole's two halves should look the same as if you held a mirror up to one half and it looks the same as the other half.

B - Border. The mole's border should be smooth, not jagged.

C - Color. The mole's color should be brown, dark brown, or maybe a little black is okay. However, it should not have mulitple colors to it.

D - Diameter. The diameter of a mole should be no larger than the eraser of a pencil.

It is known that fair colored people are at the highes risk for skin cancer. However, people of darker color can get skin cancer wherever their skin is fair, such as under the nails, palms of hands, or on bottoms of feet. California and Florida are the two states known for the most cases of skin cancer. I grew up California and live in Florida.

Here's the website to the American Malenoma Foundation and more information about screening for skin cancer:
www.melanomafoundation.org/preventio
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Best wishes,
Cindy


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