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Monthly Mole Check Chart

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To do your monthly mole check, make copies of this chart. Then, fill in the date, the number of moles on each part of your body, and a description of each mole. Be sure to use the ABCDEs of skin checks. This means checking moles for Asymmetry, Border, Color, Diameter, and Evolving (changing). Keep all of your completed charts and use them to track changes in your moles over time.

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Seeking Medical Treatment

See your doctor if your moles hurt, itch, ooze, bleed, thicken, or become crusty. Call your doctor if your moles show signs of melanoma. These include a mole that has:

  • Asymmetry: the sides of the mole don’t match

  • Border: the edges are ragged, notched, or blurred

  • Color: the color within the mole varies

  • Diameter: the mole is larger than 6 mm (size of a pencil eraser)

  • Evolving: the mole is getting larger or the shape or color of the mole is changing

  

Online Medical Reviewer: Cho, Raymond J, MD, PhD
Online Medical Reviewer: Liao, Wilson, MD
Last Review Date: 10/13/2011
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