Sometimes it is difficult to know if you have an abnormal mole or how to identify skin cancer. We have put together this guide for two reasons
1. To help you with the ABCD test – a visual check to help you detect melanoma
2. To show skin cancer pictures as examples of skin cancers and pre-cancerous lesions to give you an idea of what they can look like
If you are in any way concerned about any of your moles, then please contact us to arrange an appointment at one of our UK wide mole screening clinics
. We can check all your moles and get your results back to you quickly.
Remember, early detection saves lives!
Skin Cancer Pictures – Pre-Cancerous Lesions
The conditions Actinic Keratosis and Intra-Epidermal Carcinoma (also known as Bowen’s disease) can be regarded as pre-cancerous as these have the potential to develop into skin cancer.
Actinic Keratosis (Also known as Solar Keratosis)
80% of occurrences of these pre-cancerous lesions occur on the head, neck, back of the hands and forearms and are the result of long–term overexposure to the sun.
The lesions may be sore, cause irritation, pain or discomfort and, as well as being cosmetically unsightly, they can also feel rough.
They usually have a scaly appearance, are a brown, red, pink or whitish colour and appear as single or multiple spots smaller than 1cm diameter. The larger and thicker they are, the more likely treatment is required.
The ABCD Test: Melanoma Pictures to Help you Identify Suspect Moles
Malignant Melanoma is rare but is the most serious skin cancer. Left untreated, it can spread in the body and eventually can be fatal. Use this guide to the ABCD of melanoma to help identify suspect moles and, if in any doubt, contact us
for mole screening