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Can a tiny mole be cancerous

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
Probably nothing: Moles or nevi begin in the form of a small circular or nodular lesion, not linear. In order to define that lesion which converts or transforms to mel... Read More

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Probably fine: If it doesn't have melanoma features, it's probably not cancer. Most new moles are harmless.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Unlikely: Many benign conditions on your skin can fall off like it did in your case. You generally do not have to worry but on rare occasions cancers can regres... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anuj Sonawala
Pathology 19 years experience
Dermatologist: Most moles/nevi are benign in younger people. Nevi in younger adults/adolescents tend to be more benign (congenital or spitz Nevis). If the mole is in... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Bodian
Dermatology 35 years experience
It may: Any new mole should be checked by your local dermatologist. He or she will be able to determine if the mole is OK
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Mandel
General Practice 40 years experience
Biopsy needed: The small bump which developed around the mole may just be from trauma to the area. However, the only way to accurately determine if the mole is cance... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Dermatologist: A mole which changes in any way warrants an examination by a dermatologist. Rubbing would not be a reason for color change. Melanomas are tricky even... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Metildi
General Surgery 45 years experience
Yes: A change in a mole like that could be caused by a malignancy. You need to see a dermatologist or surgeon as soon as possible.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
I doubt it: Skin cancer, other than melanoma would be very unusual in a 17 year old. Melanoma is typically not rough on the surface and it would be difficult to '... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
If you can see a black spot at the site where the mole was, then you need to have a surgeon do what is called a Wide local excision(WLE) in order to r... Read More

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