Assessing Skin Lesions with ABCDE
by Cathy Parkes September 12, 2022
Assess any skin lesions for potential cancerous changes using ABCDE.
- A = Asymmetry
- B = Border (irregular)
- C = Color variation
- D = Diameter (width > 6 mm
- E = Evolving (change in appearance or new bleeding).
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