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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 ... Melanoma is caused by changes in cells called melanocytes, which produce a skin pigment called melanin. Melanin ...
  7. Intraocular (Uveal)) Melanoma (PDQ): Treatment From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
    Search Español Intraocular (Uveal) Melanoma Treatment (PDQ®) Last Modified: 11/01/2013 General Information About Intraocular (Uveal) Melanoma Intraocular melanoma is a disease in which ...
  8. Melanoma (PDQ): Treatment From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
    Search Español Melanoma Treatment (PDQ®) Last Modified: 02/07/2014 General Information About Melanoma Melanoma is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells ...
  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 (American Academy of Dermatology)  
    ... to Z Diseases and treatments M - P Melanoma Melanoma Also called malignant melanoma Skin cancer screening: If you notice a mole ... for the ABCDEs of melanoma . Learn more about melanoma: Melanoma: Signs and symptoms Melanoma: Who gets and ...
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