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Summer = Skin Cancer Screening


Melanoma is a form a skin cancer less common the basal and squamous cell cancers.

The ABC's is shorthand for some of the signs and symptoms of Melanoma.

A = Asymmetry

B= Borders (that are irregular)

C= Color (Variegated)

D= Diameter (Greater than 6mm (0.24 in), and about the size of a pencil eraser)

E= Evolving over time

If you have any skin changes that concern you please discuss with your doctor. Remind your doctor that you are at higher risk for Melanoma because you have Parkinson's.

Here is a link for an interesting article on melanoma:

http://www.skincancer.org/skin-cancer-information/melanoma


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