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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vinod Shidham
Specializes in Pathology
Depends.: If you are sure that initially it was a mole (i mean in technical language 'melanocytic lesion'), this sudden change in color is highly worrisome and ... Read More
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Dr. Travis Kidner
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
Time to see your doc: Changes in the appearance of any mole warrants a trip to your friendly dermatologist.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Yes: Have this evaluated by your healthcare provider immediately.
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Could be: ABCD rule: It may be time for a biopsy to figure out the malignant potential. Many use the simple abcd guidleines (see diagram).
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Ask the doctor: Who did your biopsy.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
No: Basal cell carcinomas can be treated effectively with local excision. However, if you have had two basal cell carcinomas, you should do careful skin e ... Read More
Dr. John Hoffmann
38 years experience Plastic Surgery
See dermatologist: Basal cell cancers tend to grow fairly slowly so delaying treatment until after your pregnancy may be ok. But it really depends where it is and how ex ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
35 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
May be sun damage: Malignant skin conditions normally are irregular shaped, grow, have uneven coloration the malignant melanoma is a concern although being flat is less ... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
19 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Learn your ABCD's: Melanomas are screened by the abcd's: a-asymmetry; b-irregular borders; c-different colors; d-diameber >6mm (size of pencil eraser). If you notice ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
No! Greatly varies : Skin cancer can take in many appearances such as a rash, ulcer, sore, spider vein-like, swelling, scar, and many other appearances.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
41 years experience Dermatopathology
Not sure: I'm really not sure how to answer your question. If you have been diagnosed by a pathologist with "cancer moles" that could mean that you have skin ca ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Motoki
41 years experience Plastic Surgery
Skin Cancer and Mole: There are different types of skin cancer. A melanoma is a skin cancer that can start from a mole. The signs that a mole is cancerous could be a change ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Pederson
27 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Melanoma is a skin cancer starting from pigment producing cells called melanocytes. Moles which change color, have irregular borders, grow or bleed wo ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denis Winder
58 years experience Plastic Surgery
Information: Any change in the appearance of a spot that has been present for a while. For moles , darkening of the color, recent increase in size, irregular bord ... Read More
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