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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. 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 ...
  4. Skin cancer - melanoma; Malignant melanoma; Lentigo maligna ... Melanoma is caused by changes in skin cells called melanocytes. These cells make a skin color pigment ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. ... for Clinical Trials NCI Publications Español Intraocular (Uveal) Melanoma Treatment (PDQ®) Treatment Options for Intraocular (Uveal) Melanoma Iris Melanoma Treatment of iris melanoma may include ...
  7. Treatment Options by Stage (Melanoma) From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
    Treatment Options by Stage Stage 0 (Melanoma in Situ) Treatment of stage 0 is usually surgery to remove the area of abnormal cells and a small amount of normal ...
  8. Stages of Intraocular (Uveal) Melanoma From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
    ... Stage II Stage III Stage IV After intraocular melanoma has been diagnosed, tests are done to find ... The following sizes are used to describe intraocular melanoma: Small The tumor is 5 to 16 millimeters ...
  9. ... prognosis (chance of recovery) and treatment options. Intraocular melanoma is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells ... fair skin may increase the risk of intraocular melanoma. Anything that increases your risk of getting a ...
  10. General Information about Melanoma From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
    ... affect prognosis (chance of recovery) and treatment options. Melanoma is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells ... on basal cell and squamous cell skin cancer.) Melanoma can occur anywhere on the skin. In men, ...
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