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    Melanoma skin cancer sign: Evolution

    Melanoma skin cancer sign: Evolution

    Three images that show a skin growth getting larger over time

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

    • Evolution is another word for "change." Call your doctor if you notice any changes such as:
      • A change in the size, shape, or color of a mole.
      • A change in symptoms, such as a mole that becomes itchy or tender or that bleeds.

    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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