The Warning Signs of Melanoma
Development of a New Spot
A new mole or sore can be suspicious. If you have noticed a new spot on your skin, you should have it checked out just to be safe.
Change in Appearance
Melanoma is known to evolve quickly. The most noticeable changes are often in size: if the mole is over a quarter inch in diameter, it may be indicative of melanoma. Also common are changes in shape and color. Melanoma is usually black or brown but can have shades of pink, red, or white, or even blue.
Itching or Tenderness
In some cases, your mole may begin to itch or even feel painful. This is often accompanied by scaling, oozing, or bleeding.