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    Melanoma skin cancer sign: Asymmetry

    Melanoma skin cancer sign: Asymmetry

    A normal mole and a mole with halves that do not match

    Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer. The most important warning sign of melanoma is a change in the size, shape, or color of a mole or other skin growth, such as a birthmark.

    • Asymmetry is one thing to watch for. This means that one half doesn't match the other half. Call your doctor if you notice that:
      • One half of a mole doesn't match the other half.

    ByHealthwise Staff
    Primary Medical Reviewer Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
    Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
    Specialist Medical Reviewer Amy McMichael, MD - Dermatology

    Current as ofOctober 11, 2016

    Current as of: October 11, 2016

    Author: Healthwise Staff

    Medical Review: Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Amy McMichael, MD - Dermatology

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