The ABCDE method may help you determine whether an abnormal skin growth may be melanoma: | Asymmetry The mole has an irregular shape | Border The edge is not smooth, but irregular or notched | Colour The mole has uneven shading or dark spots | Diameter The spot is larger than the size of a pencil eraser
| Evolving or elevation The spot is changing in size, shape or texture Other melanoma symptoms may include sores that do not heal, pigment or redness that spreads, tenderness or pain, changes in texture, blurry vision or partial loss of sight or dark spots in the iris.
Coloured lesions with any of the ABCDE criteria -- Asymmetric shape, irregular Border, Colour variation, Diameter greater than 6 mm (about the size of a pencil eraser
) and Evolution (change) -- should be considered suspicious.
Nassar advised people to check for the following: one half of a mole or birthmark does not match the other, the edges are irregular, ragged, notched or blurred, the colour is not the same all over and may include shades of brown or black, or sometimes with patches of pink, red, white, or blue, the spot is larger than 6mm across (about the size of a pencil eraser
) and whether the mole is evolving or changing in size, shape or colour.
Heba advised people to check any mole or birthmark they have by asymmetry one half of a mole or birthmark does not match the other; border the edges are irregular, ragged, notched or blurred; colour whether the colour is the same all over and includes shades of brown or black, or sometimes with patches of pink, red, white or blue; diameter the spot is larger than six millimetres across (about the size of a pencil eraser
); and evolving the mole is evolving or changing in size, shape or colour.
Police are looking into an alleged bullying incident where a 7-year-old boy had a pencil eraser
forced into his ear at a Hong Kong primary school.
The spot is larger than 6 millimetres across (about 1/4 inch - the size of a pencil eraser
), although melanomas can sometimes be smaller than this; ?
Most common cartridges are offered, and even some less common chamberings are too, but for more obscure cartridges, you'd have to make your own snap cap by taking an empty cartridge case from a live round that you've fired in your rifle, punching out the spent primer, and filling the empty primer pocket with some type of cushioning material like hot glue, a pencil eraser
, or even a brass screw trimmed down and secured to the case.
There are about 30 known types of peacock spider, each the size of a pencil eraser
. But Girard thinks many species have yet to be found.
The nearly complete brain, about the size of a pencil eraser
, was developed by scientists at The Ohio State University.
Diameter: An increase in size, usually larger than 6 millimeters (about the size of a pencil eraser
rubber bullet [or pencil eraser
: It's a projectile in primary school.]
Unlike manual typewriters, new IBM electrics used ink which could not be removed with a pencil eraser