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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes it can: Melanoma/moles can regress spontaneously and recur. So be sure to consult a dermatologist and get proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment.

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Need biopsy : Age spots tend to, be stable in appearance changing slowly over time whereas skin cancer tends to exhibit progressive changes and growth. However skin ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Not always: But having few characteristics typical of melanoma, growth is not mentioned in the post. Starting with an exam with your Doc or dermatologist would b ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Melanoma: 42 F: Notes: Nodular melanoma picked off would the spot grow back and continue growing vertical. Just curious. ANS: melanoma is one of the most deadly ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Not likely: You are not describing typical melanoma behavior or features.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Mole or Melanoma?: What were you told exactly? If you have a melanoma, that is very serious and needs immediate attention and treatment.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Doubt melanoma but..: If you have the least concern of a melanoma, it needs to be seen. I suspect instead that you picked off a seborrheic keratosis -- melanomas really can ... Read More
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
It is Hard to Say: It is hard for us to say without having all the information.I suggest you discuss his case with the Doctors treating him at Emory.They will be able to ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Lesion: Recommend head to toe skin examination by a dermatologist annually . This would be a good opportunity to get it checked.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lewis Hassell
38 years experience Pathology
Persistent lump: Any mass that persists or grows larger over time deserves to be evaluated for potential cancer. Although most tumors in the scalp are simple benign cy ... Read More
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