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Melanoma skin cancer sign: Evolution

Three images that show a skin growth getting larger over time

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

  • Evolution is another word for "change." Call your doctor if you notice any changes such as:
    • A change in the size, shape, or color of a mole.
    • A change in symptoms, such as a mole that becomes itchy or tender or that bleeds.

Current as of: August 22, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Amy McMichael MD - Dermatology

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