ID#: 18399
This photograph, produced by the Skin Cancer Foundation, and made available by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), depicts a close view of a dermatology patient’s skin surface, revealing the presence of an asymmetrical, dark-brown pigmented lesion, which was diagnosed as melanoma. Note that the left half of this lesion is much thicker than its right. This asymmetry should be a warning sign to an experienced dermatologist. The thickness, in and of itself, is a danger sign, for it could indicate that the lesion’s depth now includes the dermis, below the outer epidermal layer. These features could indicate a possible melanomatous lesion. Use of this image requires acknowledgement that NCI is the image source, as well as the inclusion of the website,
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Content Provider(s): National Cancer Institute (NCI);
Creation Date: 1988
Photo Credit: Skin Cancer Foundation;
CDC Organization
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.