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How to tell the difference between freckles and melanoma ?

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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: ABCD's

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.

In brief: ABCD's

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.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Can't always tell

Atypical melanoma is larger in size send the head of an eraser and is composed of different colors brown red black etcetera.
It also may have been a regular border instead of a nice smooth border. It is best to see a dermatologist for an evaluation.

In brief: Can't always tell

Atypical melanoma is larger in size send the head of an eraser and is composed of different colors brown red black etcetera.
It also may have been a regular border instead of a nice smooth border. It is best to see a dermatologist for an evaluation.
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dr. Vicki Levine
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