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Title: Melanoma
Description: Superficial spreading melanoma arising from a dysplastic nevus. The 4-by-8-mm, pink-tan lesion with irregular borders at the upper left (arrow) is a dysplastic nevus. Arising from it is an invasive malignant melanoma, with its characteristic blue-black color, notched border, and distorted surface. The gray area at the lower left represents tumor regression.

For additional resource, see the following web site:http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/wyntk/skin

See also http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/wyntk/moles-and-dysplastic-nevi.
Topics/Categories: Anatomy -- Skin
Cancer Types -- Melanoma
Cancer Types -- Skin Cancer
Cells or Tissue -- Abnormal Cells or Tissue
Type: Color, Photo
Source: National Cancer Institute
Creator: Unknown Photographer
AV Number: AV-8500-3699
Date Created: 1985
Date Added: 9/8/2011
Reuse Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and can be freely reused. Please credit the source and/or author listed above.

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