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The ABCD's of Melanoma

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Updated February 26, 2014

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Asymmetry - Normal Mole
The ABCD's of Melanoma

A normal mole is symmetrical -- one half of the mole matches the other half in size, shape, color, and thickness. In this picture, you can see that any way you cut this mole in half, both sides will have the same characteristics.

Other normal characteristics of this mole include:

  • Border - The border of this lesion is distinct and not scalloped or notched.
  • Color - This lesion is flesh colored and does have some red in it. However, the redness is consistent throughout the lesion.
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