Skin Cancer Pictures, Part IV: Non-Cancerous and Pre-Cancerous Skin Lesions
From Timothy DiChiara, Ph.D., former About.com Guide
Updated March 18, 2009
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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.