ABRONS FAMILY PRACTICE
Choosing a Family Doctor
A family doctor is a doctor who takes care of the whole family. Family doctors create caring relationships with patients and their families. They really get to know their patients. They listen to them and help them make the right health care decisions. Family doctors take care of the physical, mental and emotional health of both their patients and their patient's families. They know your family's health history and how it can affect you. They are trained to care for you through all stages of you life.
The following easy to remember guideline, "ABCDE", is useful for identifying malignant melanoma:
Asymmetry - One side of the lesion does not look like the other.
Border irregularity - Margins may be notched or irregular.
Color - Melanomas are often a mixture of black, tan, brown, blue, red or white.
Diameter - Cancerous lesions are usually larger than 6mm across.
Evolution - has a mole changed over time?