Classes & Events

Skin Cancer Screening

When
November 14, 2018
5:00 PM–7:00 PM

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November 14, 2018 @ 5:00pm

Where
Faith Regional Carson Cancer Center

Cost: Free

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Do you have a suspicious mole? Providers will be offering spot check skin cancer screenings. Due to limited space, pre-registration is required. Please arrive at your appointment time. 

Register for the Screening Here.

Melanoma Warning Signs

The most important warning sign of melanoma is a new or changing skin growth. This could be a new growth or a change in the size, shape or color of a spot on your skin. Most of us have spots on our skin. A non-cancerous growth may sometimes look like skin cancer. Almost everyone has moles, and most moles are harmless. But a change in the way a mole looks is a sign that you should see your doctor. Here's a simple ABCD rule to help you remember. 

A. Asymmetry: One half of the spot does not match the other half.

B. Border: Normal moles are round or oval in shape and have sharply defined borders. The borders of a melanoma may be uneven, blurred, or notched. 

C. Color: Common moles are usually one color throughout. Melanomas may have several colors or an irregular pattern of colors.

D. Diameter: Common moles are generally less than 1/4 inch across (the diameter of a pencil eraser). Melanomas are often larger, but they can also be smaller than this.

 

American Cancer Society, Inc.