Skin Cancer Photos
Skin cancer photos are often used to help people learn more about what constitutes abnormal moles or other areas of concern. While skin cancer photos can help you stay alert and aware of any changes in the surface of your skin, only a medical professional can determine if further evaluation or biopsy is necessary.
Use the ABCDEs of skin cancer when you perform a skin cancer self-check.
• A stands for asymmetrical. Healthy moles are usually fairly symmetrical in shape.
• B stands for border. Typical moles tend to have a smooth and even rather than a notched or irregular border.
• C stands for color. The color of your mole should be even throughout. Moles with different colors, such as red, pink, blue, black or white, need to be checked out.
• D stands for diameter. A healthy mole is usually smaller in diameter than a pencil eraser.
• E stands for evolving. Healthy moles are fairly stable in size, shape and colors, but dysplastic, or abnormal, moles may change and grow over time.
Other types of skin cancer may not appear as moles but may instead look like shiny nodules, pearly bumps, scaly patches or sores that do not heal. Skin cancer photos can include photos of both melanoma and other types of skin cancer, such as basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. Dr. Peyman Ghasri, our skin doctor in Los Angeles, offers skin cancer evaluations. Contact us today to see more skin cancer photos or to schedule your consultation with Dr. Ghasri.