Illustration of a malignant melanoma on the cheek

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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  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. Stages of Intraocular (Uveal) Melanoma From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
    ... Treatment Health Professional Intraocular Melanoma Treatment Intraocular (Uveal) Melanoma Treatment (PDQ®) General Information About Intraocular (Uveal) Melanoma ...
  6. ... Treatment Health Professional Intraocular Melanoma Treatment Intraocular (Uveal) Melanoma Treatment (PDQ®) General Information About Intraocular (Uveal) Melanoma ...
  7. General Information about Melanoma From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
    ... Genetics of Skin Cancer Skin Cancer Screening Research Melanoma Treatment (PDQ®) General Information About Melanoma Key Points Melanoma is a disease in which ...
  8. Treatment Option Overview (Melanoma) From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
    ... Genetics of Skin Cancer Skin Cancer Screening Research Melanoma Treatment (PDQ®) General Information About Melanoma Key Points 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: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Outcome (American Academy of Dermatology)  
    ... Diseases and treatments M - P Melanoma Diagnosis, treatment Melanoma: Diagnosis, treatment, and outcome How do dermatologists diagnose melanoma? To diagnose melanoma, a dermatologist begins by looking ...
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