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How may melanoma appear as?

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  • Melanoma, the most dangerous type of skin cancer, may appear as: A change in an existing mole
  • A small, dark, multicolored spot with irregular borders -- either elevated or flat -- that may bleed and form a scab
  • A cluster of shiny, firm, dark bumps
  • A mole larger than a pencil eraser

SOURCES: 

American Cancer Society. 

National Cancer Institute. 

American Academy of Dermatologists.

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on March 9, 2017

SOURCES: 

American Cancer Society. 

National Cancer Institute. 

American Academy of Dermatologists.

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on March 9, 2017

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