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Asymmetrical

  • Benign (non-cancerous and non-malignant) moles are typically round.
  • Asymmetrical: Melanoma (cancerous and malignant) lesions are typically irregular in shape. (Asymmetrical)

Border

  • even: Benign moles have smooth, even borders.
  • ragged or notched edges: Melanoma lesions often have uneven borders.

Color

  • single shade: Benign moles are usually a single shade of brown.
  • many shades: Melanoma lesions often contain many shades of brown or black.

Diameter

  • <6mm or 1/4”: Benign moles are usually less than 6 millimeters in diameter.
  • >6mm or 1/4”: Melanoma lesions are often more than 6 millimeters in diameter.


Evolving

  • flat: Benign moles usually do not change size over time.
  • elevated: Melanoma lesions often grow in size or change in height rapidly.

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Source: NCI Visuals Online. Skin Cancer Foundation.
http://visualsonline.cancer.gov/about.cfm

 

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