What are the signs of adolescent/pediatric melanoma?

  • A bump that itches and bleeds
  • A spot that looks like an unusual wart – sometimes non-pigmented or with a pinkish color
  • An amelanotic lesion – a lump on the skin that isn’t dark or black (like many adult melanomas)
  • A mole that becomes nodular – very bumpy and sticking out far from the rest of the skin
  • A lesion that presents as a nodule, or lump, especially one that has been rapidly enlarging
  • Moles that look strange or large – especially a mole that looks DIFFERENT from your child’s other moles or has more than one color