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What percentage of moles are usually cancerous

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience Dermatology
Rare: Only a very(very!) small % of moles are cancerous.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
No : However, recommend annual head to toe evaluation of skin & nails to insure that no skin lesions appear to be consistent with malignancy.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Changing mole: It can be hard to tell sometimes but for the lay person, any mole that is changing color, character, bleeds, gets darker, gets irregular or has sympto ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Coyle Connolly
28 years experience Dermatology
Skin cancer : Most skin cancers are the result of excessive sun exposure/tanning. Genetics play a strong role too. Any skin lesion that is changing size, color, s ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Sometimes: Black lesion can be dark moles or may represent a skin cancer called melanoma. See a physician to evaluate your moles.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Vipond
18 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Depends on the mole: While moles are generally benign, or non-cancerous, there are some that can contain cancer. One class of mole, called congenital giant nevus, is very ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Always concerning: ...But not all progressed to cancer, can be early / pre- stages if you get them checked by a dermatologist as soon as you notice some irregularity / c ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
No, not always!: Most primary melanomas have irregular margins(border) but not all irregular moles are cancerous. If the mole has changed in size or share or become ir ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Moles: Refer to my post on the abcs (abacavir) of skin cancer.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Well, since we can't: see your moles - rather than take chances would encourage you to see dermatologist for a head to toe check of your skin. That way - it can be determin ... Read More
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