Recognizing Common Signs of Melanoma
New or Changing Moles Later in Life
While moles often appear or change during childhood and adolescence, it is much less common for moles to develop in adults over 25 years of age. If you notice a new mole or if a mole changes color, shape, or size, have it checked out by a doctor.
ABCDEs of Melanoma
(A) are asymmetrical
(B) have a poorly defined border
(C) have shades of different colors
(D) have a diameter larger than a pencil eraser
(E) are evolving
...may be early signs of melanoma.
Moles that start bleeding unexpectedly or are continuously bleeding should be evaluated by a doctor.