Sunday, February 3, 2008

Moles indicating skin cancer look different

This recent article on Medscape (originally in Arch Dermatol. 2008; 144:58-64) is interesting. Moles that may suggest malignant melanomas (a dangerous form of skin cancer) have these distinct features:

A. Be asymmetric.
B. Have border irregularities.
C. Have variations in color.
D. Be large in diameter — often bigger than the size of the eraser of a pencil.


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