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Moles, growths and brown spots on the skin are normally harmless — but this isn't always true. Anyone who has more than 100 moles is at greater risk for melanoma.

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by , M.D., F.A.C.S.

Detecting Melanoma: The ABCDE's of Melanoma

Moles, growths and brown spots on the skin are normally harmless — but this isn't always true. Anyone who has more than 100 moles is at greater risk for melanoma. The first signs can appear in one or more atypical moles. 

This is the reason it's very important to learn the signs of dangerous melanoma and to get yourelf checked as soon as possible. Look for the ABCDE signs of melanoma, and if you see one or more, make an appointment with Dr. Kassir in NYC immediately.

A. Asymmetry

If you draw a line through a cancerous mole, and the two halves do not match.

B. Border

The borders of an early melanoma tend to be uneven. The edges of a melanoma may be scalloped or notched.

C. Color

Having a variety of colors is another warning signal. A number of different shades of brown, tan or black could appear. A melanoma may also become red, blue or some other color.

D. Diameter

Melanomas usually are larger in diameter than the size of the eraser on your pencil (1/4 inch or 6 mm), but they may sometimes be smaller when first detected.

E. Evolving

Any change -- in size, shape, color, elevation, or another trait, or any new symptom such as bleeding, itching or crusting -- points to danger.

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