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How can I identify abnormal lesions?





Be Aware of 'The Ugly Duckling' on your skin!

This may be a lesion or mole that stands out in comparison to others on your body.






The ABCDE approach to monitoring your skin

  • Check your skin from head to toe (including nails) at least once a month
  • A good reminder is to check every ‘full moon’
  • Ask a partner or family member/friend to check any difficult to view areas

The following link shows you how to identify any abnormalities - ABCDEasy-Leaflet.pdf (

There are other signs of skin cancer including but not limited to;

Non-healing lesion, bleeding, pain, grows rapidly

Please contact the skin cancer team if you have any other queries.