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Glossary for Mole

  • Dark skin: Darkening of the skin as a symptom
  • Dysplastic nevi: Intraepidermal melanocytic dysplasia which is often a precursor to malignant melanoma
  • Dysplastic nevus syndrome: A skin condition characterized by numerous atypical nevi and moles which may develop into melanomas. The nevi and moles vary in size, shape and color and tend to develop during adolescence or young adulthood.
  • Extra Nipples: Growth of a third nipple
  • Hyperpigmentation: Excess skin pigment or coloration
  • Melanoma: Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer. It is the leading cause of death from skin disease. It involves cells called melanocytes, which produce a skin pigment called melanin. Melanin is responsible for skin and hair color.
  • Nevus: Any type of permanent skin mark
  • Seborrheic keratosis: Thickening of the skin condition usually from age
  • Skin Cancer: Cancer of the skin; the most common type of cancer.
  • Skin conditions: Any condition that affects the skin
  • Wyburn Mason's syndrome: A rare genetic condition mainly involving enlarged brain blood vessels and skin and eye abnormalities.


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