See melanoma pictures to determine which skin characteristics may be of. Melanoma â€” a serious form of skin cancer â€” is often curable if you find it early.
This nonmelanoma skin cancer may appear as a firm red nodule, a scaly growth that bleeds or develops a crust, or a sore that doesn't heal. It most often occurs on the nose, forehead, ears, lower lip, hands, and other sun-exposed areas of the body. Squamous cell carcinoma is curable if caught and treated early.
Comprehensive physician-reviewed information about melanoma, including stages of melanoma, warning sign photos, treatment, and risk factors.