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Moles Versus Melanoma Skin Cancer: Learn to Tell the Difference with Pictures

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Updated April 09, 2014

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Pictures of Moles and Melanoma Skin Cancer - Example of a Normal Mole
Pictures of normal moles

Photographs of normal moles

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Normal moles come in a variety of sizes and colors: (a) a small freckle-like skin discoloration (called a "macule"); (b) a larger macule; (c) a mole that is raised above level of the skin; and (d) a mole that has lost its dark color. None of these examples are melanoma.

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