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QUIZ: Is This Mole Cancerous, or Not?

We all know that too much unprotected exposure to the sun might lead to cancer that manifests itself on the skin, and might look like a harmless mole or a benign beauty spot. But do you know how to identify a mole that may be more than just a spot? It's never a bad idea to learn a few basics about the warning signs of a possibly cancerous mole. After you play the quiz, have a look in the answers section below to learn the A.B.C.D. of identifying skin cancer.
 
 
Is this a mole or a cancerous tumor?
When assessing skin moles there are 4 guidelines you can follow, the ABCD of skin cancer.
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Is this a mole or a cancerous tumor?
ABCD stands for: asymmetry, border, color and diameter. Memorize these words and learn how to look for them.
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Is this a mole or a cancerous tumor?
First look for Asymmetry: If one side of the mole does not match the other and it has an uneven shape, be sure to have a doctor look at it.
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Is this a mole or a cancerous tumor?
Next, border: See if the edges of the mole are blurred, pigmented and look like the mole is out of its "imaginary outline". If this is the case, it might be cancer and you need to have a doctor examine it.
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Is this a mole or a cancerous tumor?
Then color: If a mole is uneven in color and has many shades of black, brown, red or other colors, it is a clear sign that something might be wrong with it.
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Is this a mole or a cancerous tumor?
And finally, diameter: Keep track and see if any moles you have show an increase in size and shape. Typically, melanomas are at least 6mm in diameter, about the same as a pencil.
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Is this a mole or a cancerous tumor?
Apart from the A.B.C.D rules, also be on the lookout for any moles that grow higher and become elevated and ones that become firm.
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Is this a mole or a cancerous tumor?
Remember this information and give yourself regular checkups, go see a doctor if you find anything suspicious.
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Flickr / Scott Robinson
 
 
Is this a mole or a cancerous tumor?
Early detection can save your life and the lives of your loved ones.
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Flickr / milomingo
 
 
Is this a mole or a cancerous tumor?
Congratulations for playing this very important little quiz. Here’s to your continued health!
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