Symptoms and Signs of Melanoma

Mole change is the early sign for Melanoma is detection. by the mole changes in size, shape, colour, and touch. Melanoma can appear as a new or unusual structured mole or transform an existing mole. The ABCDE rule is a great rule that helps us recall the warning signs of melanoma.

  • Asymmetry – The shape and size of one-half of the mole do not match the other.
  • Border – The edges become tattered, rough, uneven, or blurry.
  • ColourShades of black, brown, and tan may be present. One can also see areas of white, grey, red, or blue.
  • Diameter –It is usually larger than 6 millimetres or has matured and grown in size. 
  • Evolving – The mole changes in size, shape, colour, appearance, or growing in an area of previously normal skin. When melanoma matures in the present mole, the touch or texture of the mole may differ and turn very hard or lumpy. 

Most melanomas are dark brown or black, and they are frequently regarded as changeable, odd, or ugly. Any skin irregularity, whether coloured or not, that is rapidly growing or changing and does not go away should be evaluated by your medical practitioner. Bleeding could indicate a more advanced stage of melanoma. Furthermore, melanoma is more likely to emerge when a new and atypical mole appears. 

Consulting your family doctor or any medical practitioner, or even a dermatologist for that matter, is a good idea if you have concerns about how long and how frequently you’ve been experiencing the symptoms. This is to assist in determining the diagnosis. In other words, the cause of the condition.