Superficial spreading melanoma
This is the most common type of melanoma in the UK and superficial spreading melanoma is most common in people with pale skin and freckles. This type of melanoma initially grows superficially, spreading outwards on the skin. However they may then grow downwards, reaching deeper layers of skin and posing a threat of spreading.
Superficial spreading melanomas typically have irregular borders and uneven pigmentation. Visit your GP if you have a mole or lesion that grows or changes shape.