Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Melanoma Warning Signs

Notify your doctor if you have malignant melanoma and develop any of the following:

  • New skin lesion in someone older than 20
  • Moles, skin lumps or skin bumps with the following:
    • Asymmetry: one side does not look like the other
    • Bleeding or cracking
    • Inconsistent coloration
    • Irregular margins: borders with jagged or notched edges
    • Rapid change in size or shape

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Last Updated: Oct 14, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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