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What does melanoma look like ? Coulbit be all over the body ? And how fast does it spread?

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Dr. Wilfred Brown
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Appearance is variab

Lesions are usually pigmented and have variations in shade from light brown to black.
Occasionally melanoma may not be pigmented. The edges may be indistinct, and they may bleed spontaneously. It's unlikely to be widespread without significant symptoms. Spread is also variable, ranging from a few months to many years after the initial presentation.

In brief: Appearance is variab

Lesions are usually pigmented and have variations in shade from light brown to black.
Occasionally melanoma may not be pigmented. The edges may be indistinct, and they may bleed spontaneously. It's unlikely to be widespread without significant symptoms. Spread is also variable, ranging from a few months to many years after the initial presentation.
Dr. Wilfred Brown
Dr. Wilfred Brown
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Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine
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In brief: Check

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In brief: Check

Either images.Google or you can use a service like dermlink.
Com to take a pic with your phone and get an opinion.
Dr. David Wong
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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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