It goes without saying that cancer is one of the worst diseases of 21st century. Very often it gets difficult to spot it until it is too late. Of course, regular checkups can help greatly. But, you should also pay attention to even the smallest and the least significant changes that happen to your body. Sometimes it may be nothing – but sometimes it can save your life.

We all know that skin is the largest organ of our bodies yet we somehow pay the least attention to it. But skin cancer is not the rarest, we all know that. That is why we decided to share with you a few thoughts on how you may identify skin cancer and maybe even prevent it.

Moles, spots, pigmentations are very natural. But sometimes when you have a closer look and it occurs to you that it is not the way it is supposed to loo – you should better consult a doctor and get yourself checked.

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#1 Asymmetry

The thing is that all the moles that are harmless – they are all symmetrical. When the mole is weird-shaped and definitely asymmetrical that means that there is something wrong with it and you should check it out immediately.

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Credit: Pixabay

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#2 Border

A non-cancerous mole have very defined shape and border whereas cancerous is all shapeless and blurred. Once you notice one of those on our body you should better be alarmed.

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Credit: Pixabay

#3 Color

A regular mole is of solid color no matter from what angle you look at it. The mole you should be worried about is the one that has a lot of shades mixed together with no definite one.

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#4 Size

All the normal moles are pretty small in size, 6 mm in diameter the most. But all the other, bigger ones can be pretty dangerous and it is better you check it out.

#5 Evolvement

In case you notice that your moles tend to spread you should not wait any longer and pay your doctor a visit!

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The BetterMe Team wants you and those close to you to live a healthy, happy life! Your health is a valuable thing; look after your body and your mind so that you can live your life to the fullest – Remember you only get one!

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