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How do you know if you have a malignant melanoma related to skin cancer?

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"ABCDE" can be an easy way to remember the signs of malignant melanoma:

Asymmetry: One side of the area your concerned about doesn’t look like the other. Border irregularity: The edges may be notched or irregular. Color: Melanomas are often a mixture of black, tan, brown, blue, red, or white. Diameter: They can be larger than 6 mm across (about the size of a pencil eraser). Evolution: A mole has changed over time. 



From: Skin Cancer WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: News release, Mela Sciences. National Cancer Institute. American Cancer Society.

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Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on September 30, 2016

SOURCES: News release, Mela Sciences. National Cancer Institute. American Cancer Society.

Skin Cancer from eMedicineHealth

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Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on September 30, 2016

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