Risk Factors for Melanoma
- Being larger than normal moles
- Being variable in color
- Having irregular borders
- Any pigmented spot in the nail beds
- Changing in size and/or shape
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- Review Date: 03/2015 -
- Update Date: 05/18/2015 -
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