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Melanoma

6 Ways to Check Yourself for Melanoma

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Regular Self-Exams Are a Must


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Step 1: Check the Most Likely Spots


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Step 2: Look for New or Changing Moles


ABCDE
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Step 3: Know the ABCDEs of Melanoma


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A: Asymmetry


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B: Border


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C: Color


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D: Diameter


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E: Evolving


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Step 4: Note Any "Ugly Ducklings"


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Step 5: Look Where the Sun Doesn't Shine


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Step 6: Take Reference Photos


Amy Marturana Winderl

Amy Marturana Winderl

@amymarturana

Amy is a freelance journalist and certified personal trainer. She covers a wide range of health topics, including fitness, health conditions, mental health, sexual and reproductive health, nutrition, and more. Her work has appeared on SELF, Bicycling, Health, and other publications. When she's not busy writing or editing, you can find her hiking, cooking, running, or lounging on the couch watching the latest true crime show on Netflix.