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Skin cancer, melanoma - raised, dark lesion

Skin cancer, melanoma - raised, dark lesion

Overview

Note the presence of multiple colors within this melanoma lesion. It is referred to as "patriotic cancer" because it is typically colored red, white, blue/black. This is a common appearance for a melanoma.

Update Date 1/31/2016

Updated by: Kevin Berman, MD, PhD, Atlanta Center for Dermatologic Disease, Atlanta, GA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.