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A 39-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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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 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
Possibly: Depending on the depth the melanoma, a biopsy of the area could detect abnormal cells. Best to see a dermatologist as soon as possible.
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 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
No: No it wasn't. I hope he can relax now, but it wasn't.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Skin cancer: Which arises from melanocytes, which are the cells in the skin which give it color. For this reason, melanomas are often dark colored on the skin (bu ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Whitman
35 years experience Surgical Oncology
Skin cancer: In its most typical form, melanoma is a cancer that originates in cells of the skin called melanocytes. In some cases melanoma can spread to other org ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Gold
43 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Cancer is not a contagious disease.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Cancer of skin: Melanoma is the worst form of the three common type of skin cancers. These arise due to genetic susceptibility and sun exposure. Generally the lesio ... Read More
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Dr. Kenneth Smith
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Melanoma: I know of no genetic predisposition to melanoma. But behavioral link sun damage.
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