Melanoma skin cancer sign: Border that is irregular

A normal mole and a mole with a ragged, notched border

Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer. The most important warning sign of melanoma is a change in the size, shape, or color of a mole or other skin growth, such as a birthmark.

  • Border irregularity is one thing to watch for. Call your doctor if any skin growth has developed ragged, notched, or blurred edges.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerAmy McMichael, MD - Dermatology

Current as ofOctober 11, 2016

Current as of: October 11, 2016

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Amy McMichael, MD - Dermatology