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Skin Cancer Pictures, Part IV: Non-Cancerous and Pre-Cancerous Skin Lesions


Updated May 27, 2014

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Pictures of Spitz Nevus
Benign juvenile melanoma, or spitz nevus
Photo © A.D.A.M.
Children may develop a benign lesion called a Spitz nevus. The mole is typically firm, raised, and pink or reddish-brown. It may be smooth or scaly and usually appears on the face, particularly the cheeks. It is not harmful, but it may be difficult to differentiate from a melanoma, even for experts.

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