The good news is that as we age, most of the age-related skin conditions that may develop are not skin cancer. However, there are conditions that should cause concern.
The A B C D E’s of skin cancer
There are many things a dermatologist will look at to determine if cancer is a possibility. Typically, we refer to them as the A B C D E’s of skin cancer. Ask yourself these questions:
A = Asymmetry. If the spot was cut down the middle, does one side look different than the other?
B = Border irregularity. Is the border even or is there irregularity?
C = Color variegation. Is the spot multi-colored or solid?
D = Diameter. Is the spot growing in size?
E = Evolution. Is the spot getting bigger or bumpy or getting larger?