Melanomas are sometimes called the patriotic cancer because they may be colored red, whitish, and blue (to blue-black) all in the same lesion. This lesion has multiple colors.
Review Date 1/21/2020
Updated by: Michael Lehrer, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.