This blackish lesion is a melanoma.
There may be small blood vessels visible under the skin and easy bruising may occur.
This melanoma has the very dark coloration and the varied variegated color.
Originally, excessive exposure to sunlight was thought to be a key risk factor but no study has proven a direct linkage to development of OM tumors.
Sunblocks create a protective barrier that reflects UV rays, causing them to bounce off the skin.
Bend your elbows and look carefully at your palms, your forearms, including the undersides, and your upper arms.
Green says she typically asks the patient if it's the aftermath of some wound.
They are used for a period of weeks or sometimes several months.
Here's a basal cell carcinoma that looks like a scar.