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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Melanoma can occur in non-sun exposed skin.
Dr. Joseph Woods
28 years experience Pathology
Yes.: Although risk factors include sun exposure and fair complexion, patients with dysplastic nevus syndrome (an autosomal dominant condition with many nev ... Read More
Dr. Mike Bowman
19 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Unfortunately yes: Melanomas are most commonly caused by sun exposure, but they rarely do appear in strange places...I have seen/known patients who have had melanomas co ... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Dermatologist: If this skin lesion stands out from any other skin lesions and doesn't recede, get it checked by a dermatologist for peace of mind.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
33 years experience Pathology
See a Dermatologist: Dermatologists are specialists on all types of skin conditions and can evaluate the mole on your arm. They can let you know if the lesion needs to be ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Marilda Chung
36 years experience Pathology
Melanoma/bruise: Melanoma can appear anywhere. The color is usually dark brown/black and irregular. Melanomas can be flat or a bump but don't usually have a bruise ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
22 years experience Medical Oncology
See a doctor!: If you are concerned about an enlarging skin lump, see a doctor. You are right, a nodular melanoma can be flesh-colored. An experienced doctor can loo ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
28 years experience Dermatology
Possible risk: A melanoma of 1.3 mm depth should be looked at for possible lymph node sampling because there can be a risk of spread to the lymph nodes. Go to a cent ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Keuer
Specializes in Dermatology
Mole: Give the area some time to heal, say 2 w ekes, then see a dermatologist to have the area checked. It is not possible to say what was removed by your f ... Read More

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