Symptoms of Melanoma

Early detection is of Melanoma is extremely crucial, as treating early stages is easier than the later stages of this type of cancer. Everyone should make a habit of examining his or her skin regularly for any unusual changes.

Melanoma often begins life as a small, mole-like growth. This growth enlarges, changes color, becomes ulcerated, and bleeds easily. A melanoma is usually irregular, has uneven borders and bumpy pigmentation. Melanomas are also larger than six millimeters in diameter.

A doctor should always examine any changes in the size or color of a mole or other darkly pigmented spot or growth immediately.



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