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Melanoma

  • are the least common but most aggressive form of skin cancer
  • can start in normal looking skin, or in a freckle or mole

A sudden or continuous change in the appearance of a mole is a sign that you should see your doctor.

The ABCD rule can help you remember the symptoms of melanoma:

A for Asymmetry… One half is different than the other half.
B for Border Irregularity… The edges are notched, uneven, or blurred.
C for Color… The color is uneven. Shades of brown, tan,
and black are present.
D for Diameter… Diameter is greater than 6 millimeters.

Other Warning Signs:

  • The appearance of a new bump or nodule
  • The Colour spreads into surrounding skin
  • Redness or swelling beyond the mole
  • Change in size
  • Irregular shape
  • Irregular colour
  • Diameter > 7mm
  • Bleeding
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* if treated early,95% of melanomas can be cured.

Melanomas all need to be surgically removed.

Calculate your risk for developing Melanoma, with the “Melanoma Risk Calculator

For more information on Melanoma

Melanoma Institute Australia

A concise summary for patients on melanoma including a short image atlas

Download the America academy of Dermatology body mole map to document your self-examination

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Drummoyne Dermatology is a long established and well regarded dynamic dermatology centre which has provided state-of-the-art dermatology care in Sydney for over a decade. Our expertise is in the early detection and treatment of skin cancer and in the accurate diagnosis and optimal management of other diseases of the skin.
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