Changes in color distribution, especially the spread of color from the edge of a mole into the surrounding skin
, also are an early sign of melanoma.
D is for diameter. The mole or skin
growth is larger than 6 mm. or about the size of a pencil eraser. Any growth of a mole should be of concern.
Signs of melanoma in an existing mole include changes in:
Elevation, such as thickening or raising of a previously flat mole.
Surface, such as scaling, erosion, oozing, bleeding, or crusting.