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Evaluation of Irregular Moles Nursing Mnemonic

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ABCDE

  • A-Asymmetry- is the mole irregular in shape?
  • B-Border- is the border irregular, notched, or poorly defined?
  • C-Color- does the color vary (for example, between shades of brown, red, white, blue, or black)?
  • D-Diameter- is the diameter more than 6 mm?
  • E-Elevation or Evolution – is it raised or has it changed in the last 6 months

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Evaluation of irregular moles that could possibly be cancerous

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