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Caption: This photograph, made available by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), depicts a view of a skin lesion known as a dysplastic nevus. The lesion exhibited a delicate, hazy, tan-colored macular halo, though not clinically dramatic, represented a persistent melanocytic proliferation beyond the lateral limits of the centralized mole, or papule, which would need further evaluation by a qualified dermatologist. The circular black line represented the amount of tissue to be excised as a biopsy specimen, which would be analyzed by a histopathologist in order to determine if this was a benign, or cancerous 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 Providers(s): National Cancer Institute (NCI);
Creation Date: 1985
Photo Credit: National Cancer Institute (NCI);
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.