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Caring for a child with moles

Handouts from the Society for Pediatric Dermatology

PDF download: Moles
Handout includes:

  • What are moles?

  • What is a melanoma?

  • How can you tell the difference between a mole and melanoma?

  • Helpful tips that can help to detect melanoma

  • What can I do to protect my child's skin and prevent melanoma?

  • Congenital melanocytic nevi ("birthmark" moles)

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This content was created in partnership with The Society for Pediatric Dermatology.

If you are a parent or guardian of a child with a dermatologic condition, the American Academy of Dermatology, in partnership with The Society for Pediatric Dermatology, offers a wealth of resources.


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