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The most important warning sign for melanoma is a change in size, shape, or color of a mole or other skin growth, such as a birthmark. One of the things to watch for is border irregularity.
Border irregularity means the edges are ragged, notched, or blurred. Call your doctor if you notice an irregular border on a mole or other skin growth.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Amy McMichael, MD - Dermatology|
|Last Revised||October 12, 2012|