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Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer. Often the first sign of melanoma is a change in the size, shape, color, or feel of a mole. Most melanomas have a black or black-blue area. Melanoma may also appear as a new mole. It may be black, abnormal, or "ugly looking."

Thinking of "ABCDE" can help you remember what to watch for:

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Illustration of a malignant melanoma on the cheek
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  1. Melanoma (National Library of Medicine)  
    Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer. Often the first sign of melanoma is a change in the size, shape, color, or feel of a mole. Most melanomas have a black or black-blue area. Melanoma ...
  2. Eye Cancer (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... The most common intraocular cancers in adults are melanoma and lymphoma. The most common eye cancer in ...
  3. Melanoma Interactive Tutorial (Patient Education Institute)  
    Melanoma Introduction Melanoma is the most serious cancer of the skin. Melanoma affects thousands of people every ... causes damage to the chromosomes, leading to cancer. Melanoma Melanoma occurs when the pigment cells, the melanocytes, ...
  4. Skin Cancer Non-Melanoma Interactive Tutorial (Patient Education Institute)  
    X-Plain Skin Cancer Non-Melanoma Reference Summary Introduction Each year, millions of people find out that they have skin cancer. Skin cancer is almost 100% curable ...
  5. Malignant melanoma - choroid; Malignant melanoma - eye; Eye tumor; Ocular melanoma ... Melanoma is a very aggressive type of cancer that can spread rapidly. Melanoma of the eye can ...
  6. Skin cancer - melanoma; Malignant melanoma; Lentigo maligna ... Melanoma is caused by changes in skin cells called melanocytes. These cells make a skin color pigment ...
  7. General Information about Melanoma From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
    Search Español Melanoma Treatment (PDQ®) Last Modified: 06/27/2014 General Information About Melanoma Melanoma is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells ...
  8. Search Español Intraocular (Uveal) Melanoma Treatment (PDQ®) Last Modified: 04/25/2014 General Information About Intraocular (Uveal) Melanoma Intraocular melanoma is a disease in which ...
  9. Melanoma: Signs and Symptoms (American Academy of Dermatology)  
    ... Diseases and treatments M - P Melanoma Signs, symptoms Melanoma: Signs and symptoms Anyone can get melanoma. It’s ... look for the ABCDEs of melanoma. ABCDEs of melanoma A = Asymmetry One half is unlike the other ...
  10. Melanoma of the Skin From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
    ... embed/s3K9OzLZ9cg?rel=0 SEER Stat Fact Sheets: Melanoma of the Skin Expand All Collapse All Statistics ... 5 Years Or More after Being Diagnosed with Melanoma of the Skin? Relative survival statistics compare the ...
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