Are Moles that Stick Up More Likely to Become Melanoma?

Intradermal nevus. Credit: Dr P. Marazzi/Science Source Do you have a mole that sticks up more than the others, or maybe it’s the ONLY one that’s raised, and melanoma has barged into your Read more...

Can Melanoma Cause Weird Feelings in a Mole?

That one particular mole, or maybe several of them, are generating weird feelings. Could this mean melanoma? This isn’t about itching. It’s about weird sensations that seem to be coming from a mole that’s gotten Read more...

Longitudinal Melanonychia vs. Subungual Melanoma

Subungual melanoma is a type of longitudinal melanonychia, but what are the tipoffs that longitudinal melanonychia is malignant vs. benign? A brown or black band, stripe, streak or line in a nail is a very Read more...

Nodular Melanoma: What You Should Know About this Killer

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual (April 30, 2014, Rosendahl, et al) Nodular melanoma is a particularly lethal form of cancer that disregards the ABCDE guidelines that are so publicized about melanoma. Delayed diagnosis is Read more...

Is a Mole Normal if It’s Brown and Grey or Can It Be Melanoma?

A normal mole is supposed to be one color, or at least, two shades of a color. But brown and grey are two completely different colors. Is this melanoma? Read more…

What is Central Regression in a Melanoma?

A doctor may describe a melanoma as having “central regression” or as being “centrally regressed.” Though this term seemingly is self-explanatory, it does warrant further explanation to the layperson. Read more…

If Doctor Thinks Teen’s Mole Must Be Watched, Why Not Biopsy It?

If a teen’s mole is suspicious enough for a doctor to say, “It should be watched,” then why not just biopsy it in case it’s melanoma? Teens DO get melanoma. “Melanoma among adolescents and young Read more...

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