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What Does A Melanoma Mole Look Like
See an expert: For skin cancer diagnosis. Just looking at a lesion can let many experienced dermatologists or plastic surgeons make a "probable" diagnosis, but biopsy and microscopic verification is needed to be sure. Not only that, but complete removal is determined by microscopically checking the edges, and then expert reconstruction or skin closure in layers by a plastic surgeon will leave the least scarring. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ABCDE's of moles: Atypical moles that resemble melanoma often has one or all of the following characteristics: a for asymmetry; b for irregular borders; c for lots of different colors (or shades of brown); d for rapidly growing diameter; e for evolving or changing mole. If you have any moles with these characteristics, you should see a dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Actinic keratosis: Actinic keratosis (solar keratosis) these small, scaly patches are caused by too much sun, and commonly occur on the head, neck, or hands, but can be found elsewhere. They can be an early warning sign of skin cancer. Most doctors recommend early treatment to prevent actinic keratosis of turning into skin cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: This depends on the organ the cyst is in. I am assuming you're referring to ovarian cysts. If so they are more likely to be complex, with septations & nodules or solid component besides just the fluid component. This is similar to most other organs. Thyroid cysts, however are common and tend to bleed frequently, thus even if looking complex still more likely benign. Biopsy may be needed. ...Read more
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Possibly: Remember your abcd's when thinking of melanoma. Look for moles with asymmetry boarders that are irregular color differences within the same mole diameter greater than 6mm also any new mole or old that starts to itch, bleed or ulcerate should be of concern. Another rule is the ugly duckling rule. Which refers to a mole that looks distantly different from the others on your body. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Varies: There are several different types of skin cancers. Squamous cell the skin begins as a small nodule and as it enlarges the center becomes necrotic and sloughs and the nodule turns into an ulcer. Basal cell patients present with a shiny, pearly nodule. Melanoma patients have an irregularly appearing pigmented lesion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Kaposi's sarcoma: Common moles / nevi aren't a feature of advanced HIV infection, but kaposi's sarcoma, a quasimalignant proliferation of blood vessels due to the herpes 8 virus is vary familiar. These are red-brown, flat-or-raised lesions. Now that HIV infection is manageable, we are seeing less of these, which is a good thing. If you are concerned, your physician can offer easy HIV testing. ...Read more
Recurrent melanoma: Generally, melanomas are black in color but often are dis homogeneous in the amount of pigment. Occasionally, some recurring melanomas lose their ability to produce pigment and appear as flesh colored lesions. Your dermatologist of course is in the best position to answer your questions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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