A gallery of images showing various skin cancer tumors is available onlineat the American Cancer Society. Melanoma, which is a type of skin cancer, is featured on the website of the National Cancer Institute. The article also includes pictures that indicate identifying elements of the disease.
Skin cancer is the most prevalent type of pathogenic malignancy, as stated by ACS. Early diagnosis vastly enhances a patient's prognosis. ACS presents a slide show of invasive skin tumors, including basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma andseborrheic keratoses. A brief description follows each photo.
Melanoma develops due to a mutation of the melanocytes, which produce the dark pigment melanin. A prominent, irregularly shaped melanoma tumor that measures approximately 1/2 inch wide is posted at NCI. Tumors with uneven coloration and mangy textures are also featured.