Malignant melanoma of skin

Contact a dermatologist immediately! Assessment shows a high risk of cancer.


Your doctor may offer treatment choices depending on the stage of the disease, the location of the tumor and your overall health.

Ask your dermatologist to clearly explain what might work best for you, including details about the benefits and risks.


Often times melanomas are asymmetrical.

Borders can be uneven and may have scalloped or notched edges.

Multiple colors per mole may be a warning sign of melanoma.

Moles that change over time suggest evolving melanomas.

Look for anything new, changing or unusual on both sun-exposed and sun-protected areas of the body.

Melanomas commonly appear on the legs of women, and the number one place they develop on men is the trunk.

Keep in mind, though, that melanomas can arise anywhere on the skin, even in areas where the sun doesn’t shine.