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Melanoma Photo: Irregular Borders

Abnormal Mole Photo

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Updated March 15, 2011

Melanoma Photo: Irregular Borders

Melanoma

Photo courtesy of A.D.A.M. Health Encyclopedia
Note in the photo how irregular and jagged the border is of this mole. It also contains several different shades of color, which is abnormal. The size is also considered to be abnormal because it exceeds the size of a pencil eraser (about 1/4 inch or 6mm).

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