Does melanoma itch?


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Melanoma skin lesions may cause itching and are typically brown, black or tan in color with irregular borders, according to the American Society of Clinical Oncology. The lesions may also bleed or weep liquid, but they typically do not cause pain.

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Additional signs of melanoma include moles that change in size or color and open sores that do not heal, according to WebMD. Melanoma may also present as a darkened spot on the skin that bleeds and scabs over. Moles that exceed the size of a pencil eraser may also indicate melanoma. Consult a physician if there are changing moles with unusual textures or open sores that do not heal on their own within six weeks' time.

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