ID#: 18401
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 left cheek, revealing the presence of an asymmetrical, dark-brown pigmented lesion, which was diagnosed as melanoma. This lesion exhibited a heterogeneous, motley pigmentation, ranging from light-brown, to dark-brown-black, and is very asymmetrical, with a highly irregular border. It was noted that this lesion had recently undergone a rapid increase in size. All these characteristics should raise the suspicions of a qualified dermatologist as to the possibility that this could be a 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.