Medical pictures of different skin spots are available from the websites of Johns Hopkins Medicine, Healthline and MedicineNet. Images of skin spots and other skin disorders are available from RxList.
The images available from Johns Hopkins Medicine demonstrate the differences between a benign spot and a melanoma. The images use the symmetry of the spot, its border, color variation and diameter to illustrate the two. The images are supplemented by written information describing the characteristics of different benign skin growths.
The pictures provided by Healthline cover a wider range of skin disorders and spots. Conditions with spots that are included in the gallery include actinic keratosis, lichen planus, warts, hives, cold sores and skin cancer. Within the skin cancer section, additional photographs cover basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and Kaposi’s sarcoma. The four types of melanoma are also featured, listed as superficial spreading melanoma, lentigo maligna melanoma, nodular melanoma and acral lentiginous melanoma. All images are accompanied with written information.
The wide variety of skin conditions catalogued by RxList also include pictures of melanomas in addition to less common skin cancers. The pictures show these spots on different parts of the body. Other skin conditions that result in spots, such as bug bites, non-cancerous tumors and diseases of pigmentation are also hosted with pictures.