Despite a superficial resemblance to blood blisters, nodular melanomas continue to grow after two to three weeks, warns the Melanoma Education Foundation. Melanomas occur in locations without injury, while blood blisters... More »

WebMD indicates that blood blisters occur when the skin is pinched in a forceful manner and blood vessels are damaged in the process. A common injury that is known to create blood blisters is pinching a finger in a drawe... More »

Blood blisters typically heal on their own over time, explains WebMD. Individuals with blood blisters should apply a loose bandage to the affected area. Blood blisters that are painful and large may need to be drained wi... More »

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Some melanomas in their earliest stages may resemble blood blisters and reveal themselves as such if they continue to grow rather than disappearing in a reasonable time frame, states Know Cancer. Patients should not wait... More »

The primary treatment for most melanomas, including melanoma of the ear, is surgical excision of the malignant tissue. After initial treatment, patients may undergo adjuvant therapy to suppress recurrence of the disease.... More »

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For third-stage melanomas, the five-year survival rate ranges between 40 to 70 percent, while the 10-year survival rate is 24 to 68 percent, states the American Cancer Society. The five-year and 10-year survival rates fo... More »

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The ABCD test is a tool used to remember the signs of melanoma, reports the American Melanoma Foundation. The letters stand for asymmetry, border irregularity, color and diameter. More »