Melanoma Obsession? How to Manage Melanomaphobia

Are you constantly worrying you have melanoma or will soon get it? Does your mind race with all sorts of scenarios of this cancer invading other parts of your body? Read more…

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New Moles over Age 50: Melanoma Alert or Hype?

New moles over age 50: Have you figured out yet what to believe after googling all over creation about melanoma’s connection to new moles in older people? Read more…

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How Many Melanomas Can You Get at Same Time?

. Unfortunately you can get a lot of melanomas at the same time, and this is something that I suspected was true before I interviewed a dermatologist for this article: Dr. Jennifer Gordon, who is Read more...

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Why Is Pencil Eraser Size for Melanoma Symptoms Important…

Why is the pencil eraser size so emphasized when many melanomas are so much smaller? Read more…

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Tiny Moles Growing in a Cluster: Could this Mean Melanoma?

Have you discovered tiny moles growing in a cluster or groups on your skin and are fearing this could be a sign of melanoma? First off, one thing you need to make sure of is Read more...

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Big Toenail Has Vertical Light Brown Line: Melanoma?

Yes, the light brown vertical line on your big toenail CAN be melanoma, says a dermatologist. So let’s say that you just noticed a light brown vertical line on your big toenail (or any nail, Read more...

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Dark Spot on Lip Can Be Melanoma

A new appearing dark spot on your lip can be melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, says a dermatologist. But a new appearing dark spot on the lip can have benign causes. The Read more...

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4 Causes of Black Spot on Lower Lip, Says Doctor

If that black spot on your lower lip is scaring you, a dermatologist explains four possible causes including cancer. Keep in mind that what appears to be black may actually be a deep dark purple, Read more...

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Purple Pimple Draws Blood when Popped: Melanoma?

Yes, what appears to be a purple pimple that bleeds just might be melanoma. The term “pimple” is often used loosely, describing quite an array of bumps or tiny lesions on the skin. So what Read more...

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What Colors Can Melanoma Skin Cancer Be?

It helps to know what the most common colors are for the deadliest skin cancer, melanoma. Are there particular colors that melanoma skin cancer usually presents itself with? For this article I consulted with Dr. Read more...

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Normal Black Line Under Fingernail vs. Melanoma Streak

A doctor explains the differences between a melanoma black line under the fingernail and a normal one. Source: mddk.com “Splinters or dark streaks under nails can occur when microscopic areas of bleeding happen Read more...

Appearance of Melanoma, Panicking?|

Does a Bleeding Mole Always Mean Cancer?

“While a bleeding mole is something that should be evaluated, this is not always cancer and usually just is an irritated mole, especially if it was in the way of scratching,” says Dr. Joel Schlessinger, MD, Read more...

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Scabby Dry Mole: Possible Melanoma or Benign?

A dermatologist answers if it’s possible for a scabby dry mole to be normal, or is this most likely a sign of melanoma? “A scabby, dry mole can really be any number of things, including Read more...

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Black Area on Big Toenail: Melanoma or ??

A black area or streak on the big toenail can have multiple causes, and one of them is melanoma. What are all the things that a black spot or area on the big toenail can Read more...

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Nodular Melanoma Can Spread in Just Days

A dermatologist says, “Nodular melanoma can spread very quickly; within a matter of days or weeks.” For this article I consulted with Dr. David Rahimi, M.D., F.A.A.D., a board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon, and founder Read more...

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Are Moles on Toes High Risk for Melanoma?

Many people assume that a mole on a toe is more likely to become melanoma, or, already is this deadly skin cancer. “Moles on toes (and fingers) can be more concerning but aren't usually melanomas,” Read more...

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Can a Melanoma On The Face Look Like a Typical Pimple?

Nodular melanoma vs. pimple for physical appearance. For this article I consulted with Dr. Michael Shapiro, MD, Medical Director and Founder of Vanguard Dermatology in NYC, NY. “Sometimes, nodular melanoma can resemble a pimple you Read more...

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Age Spots vs. Melanoma: Appearance Comparison

Can a melanoma look like an age spot and vice versa? For this article I consulted with Dr. Michael Shapiro, MD, Medical Director and Founder of Vanguard Dermatology in NYC, NY. As people get older, their Read more...

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What Does Pus Coming out of Mole Mean?

This can mean melanoma, but a mole oozing pus can also have a benign cause. For this article I consulted with Dr. Rebecca Tung, MD, director of the dermatology division at Loyola University Health System, Chicago. She explains, Read more...

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How Common Is Flesh Colored Melanoma?

Here’s what a dermatologist has to say about frequency of flesh colored melanoma. Melanoma can present as flesh colored, but to find out how common this actually is, I consulted with Dr. Rebecca Tung, MD, director of the Read more...

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