Malignant Melanoma The Most Aggressive Form

March 27, 2012

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Malignant melanoma is cancer of the dark-pigmented cells that produce melanin, and is the most aggressive type of skin cancer.
Symptoms of Malignant Melanoma

Mole that changes appearance.
The mole may become scaly or ooze, bleed or enlarge.
Dark area of the skin that feels itchy.
Sudden appearance of a “bubbly” mole.

Dark spots or moles that have these “ABCD” traits: Asymmetrical shape. Border is blurry. Color is uneven. Diameter is larger than a pencil eraser.

Malignant melanoma frequently spreads to other parts of the body and can be fatal if left untreated. If you see these symptoms, call your doctor immediately. An early diagnosis is your best chance for receiving effective treatment.

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