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Melanoma (Superficial Spreading)

Superficial spreading melanoma accounts for 70% of all melanomas. It usually manifests as a plaque with irregular, raised, indurated, and tan or brown areas, which often show red, white, black, and blue spots or small, sometimes protuberant blue-black nodules.

Photo courtesy of Gregory L. Wells, MD.