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June 02, 2014
Category: Skin
Tags: melanoma   sun   discoloration  

Summer has finally arrived. News reports remind us about sun damage to the skin and the risk of melanoma.

The widespread adoption of the ABCDs of melanoma has helped increase public and physician awareness:

      A for Asymmetry – one part is different than the other part.

     B for Border – the edges are irregular, uneven, or blurred.

     C for Color – shades of brown, tan, or black are usually present.

     D for Diameter – size is greater than 6 millimeters.

Melanoma is a life threatening but potentially treatable form of cancer if diagnosed and treated at an early stage.  Melanoma can occur on any part of the foot, including a toenail.

If you have a questionable skin lesion or toenail, please call (847) 675-3400 to schedule an appointment with Skokie Foot & Ankle Specialists.