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What happens if you just ignore a skin cancer mole

A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience Dermatology
Spreading: The worst scenario would be the cancer spreading to distant sites/vital organs, and causing death. That would happen to 25% of melanoma patients. For ... Read More
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Dr. Mike Bowman
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Hard to know: Your phrasing makes the ? Difficult. Most likely you refer to melanomas, which often look like a dark mole. Technically, a mole has no cancer, and s ... Read More
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
18 years experience Dermatology
Don't take a chance!: If a mole or any lesion on the skin has been biopsied as a cancer you need to follow through with the recommended treatment. This usually is complete ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 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.
Dr. Coyle Connolly
28 years experience Dermatology
Skin cancer : Not every skin cancer (melanoma, for example) starts out as a mole. Many melanomas develop "de novo " on their own , independent of a preexisting mol ... Read More
Dr. Travis Kidner
16 years experience Surgical Oncology
No: Nope.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Motoki
40 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
Dr. Coyle Connolly
28 years experience Dermatology
Skin cancer : Malignant melanoma may develop from a preexisting mole or on "normal" skin. Other skin cancers such as basal cell or squamous cell skin cancer do not ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denis Winder
57 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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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: Most malignant melanomas arise on their own, but you should report any ugly change in a mole to your physician, and if in doubt, off it comes.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
It depends: A painful mole is probable an irritated or inflammed mole. Please show it to your doctor to help you to take care of it by either removal or some givi ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Coyle Connolly
28 years experience Dermatology
Skin cancer: Skin cancer signs may include a spot or bump that is changing size, color, or shape. Also an area that does not heal may represent a skin cancer . ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Peterson
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Check Black Moles : Chances are the mole is benign but if it is black and different from your other moles it needs to be checked out. Skin cancer caught early can be cur ... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Galitz
40 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Most often not!: There are many different moles or lesions that present on the skin during a persons lifetime. The vast majority are benign and of no consequence excep ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
ABCD melanoma: When in doubt, ask your pmd to check on the mole for you to confirm. It will be suspicious if there is change in the size ( gets bigger), looks asymm ... Read More

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