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Wellness Library

Medical Symptoms You Should Never Ignore
Some symptoms may indicate the possibility of a serious condition and should be evaluated immediately by a health care provider.

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Basal Cell Carcinoma
Detailed information on basal cell carcinoma, including risk factors and how the disease develops

Pediatric Health Library

Skin Cancer in Children
Detailed information on skin cancer, including causes, types, risk factors, and prevention

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Watching for Melanoma

Melanoma is a type of skin cancer. Often, the first sign of melanoma is a change in the size, shape, color or feel of an existing mole, according to the National Cancer Institute. If you have any of these signs, see your health care provider:

  • Asymmetry: The shape of half of the mole doesn't match the other.

  • Border: The edges are often ragged, notched, blurred or irregular; the pigment may spread into the surrounding skin.

  • Color: The color is uneven. Shades of black, brown and tan may be present. Areas of white, gray, red, pink or blue also may be seen.

  • Diameter: The size of the mole changes, usually growing larger. Melanomas are usually larger than the eraser of a pencil (a quarter-inch).



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