Australia has one of the highest rates of melanoma in the world and 2 out of 3 of us will have skin cancer by the time we turn 70.4
Melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer. It can spread very quickly and become deadly.1 But the good news is, if it’s found early, there’s a higher chance of effective treatment and recovery. That’s why knowing what the signs of melanoma are is essential.
The most obvious warning signs are changes to your skin or moles: how they look or how they feel. These changes aren’t generally accompanied by pain, so early warning signs can go unnoticed if you’re not vigilant about checking your skin regularly. In fact, recent studies in the US found that 56.3% of melanomas detected by American Dermatologists had not been noticed by the patient.1
So what do you need to look out for? Read on to find out.
The A B C D E rule
The A B C D E rule is a simple guide to recognising the early signs of superficial spreading melanoma. Look out for the following: