Slide show: Melanoma pictures to help identify skin cancer
Melanoma pictures for self-examination
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Melanoma — a serious form of skin cancer — is often curable if you find it early. These melanoma pictures can help you determine what to look for.

The American Academy of Dermatology advises that you watch skin spots for these features:

  • Asymmetry
  • Border irregularity
  • Color changes
  • Diameter greater than 1/4 inch (about 6 millimeters)
  • Evolving

Follow this ABCDE guide to determine if an unusual mole or suspicious spot on your skin may be melanoma.

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