Learn the ABCs of Skin Cancer Detection

With summer drawing to a close, there is no better time  to survey the damage the season has caused to your skin. It’s also a great time to remind your clients that they, too, should be scheduling yearly check-ups to determine whether any questionable spots could potentially be skin cancer . Here, board-certified cosmetic dermatologist and fellowship-trained Mohs skin cancer surgeon Kenneth Mark, M.D. shares the ABCs of skin cancer detection with problem signs to consider when evaluating moles:

  • Asymmetry
  • Border Irregularity
  • Color Change or Dark or Multicolored
  • Diameter Greater Than 5 to 6mms

While the only way to know for sure if a troublesome spot is skin cancer is to visit a qualified dermatologist, you and other spa staff members are in a great position to encourage your clients to get checked.


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