The Public Health Image Library search feature found on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website contains pictures relating to melanoma. These images include photographs of melanoma lesions, microscopic images of tumor cells and medical illustrations of the anatomy of a typical melanom
To identify the difference between a benign and malignant skin growth, people can follow the recommendation provided by the American Cancer Society, which is to look for the warning signs of melanoma given by the letters ABCDE. When doing a self-examination of a suspicious mole or skin growth, the t
Images of melanoma cancer are presented on the official websites of the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health and Mayo Clinic. An image gallery of various types of skin cancer, including melanoma cancer, is also provided by the American Cancer Society.
Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer, according to Mayo Clinic. It develops in the cells that produce melanin, which is the pigment that gives skin its color. Melanoma can also form in the eyes and rarely forms in the internal organs.
Among the early signs of melanoma include new growths on the skin, moles that change shape or don't heal, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. Monthly head-to-toe self-examination can help you spot melanoma early, when it is the most treatable.
The initial symptoms of melanoma include changes in existing moles or the development of unusual-looking growths or new pigmentation on the skin, according to Mayo Clinic. Moles that are not asymmetrical, have irregular borders, change color or have unevenly distributed colors may indicate melanoma.
While it is known that melanoma results from problems with melanin-producing cells, the factors that damage DNA in these skin cells is unknown, reports Mayo Clinic. The general belief is that genetic and environmental factors combine to cause melanoma.
Melanoma symptoms include moles or skin spots that are asymmetrical (A), have an irregular border (B) or color (C), a diameter (D) larger than a pencil eraser, or evolve (E) in form, shape or color. These symptoms can be remembered as the ABCDE system, according to WebMD.
Melanoma tumors resemble moles on the skin or may develop from a pre-existing mole, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. Melanoma tumors are usually black or brown and differ from moles in five ways, which are known as the ABCDEs of melanoma.
The American Cancer Society publishes photos of melanoma skin cancer in its skin cancer gallery on its official website, Cancer.org, as of 2015. However, the ACS cautions that although the photos in the gallery are of actual cancers, skin cancer can take on a different appearance than the photos sho