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A 46-year-old member asked:

i have a mole on the side of my face i went to the doctors they said its dry. could that mean cancer?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Not necessarily: A changing black mole can be a sign of cancer, called melanoma. So watch your mole for any change in size and color. If there is change, ask your doctor for a biopsy/removal of this mole.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

Mole on my face that was getting bigger was picked off. Will they still be able to tell if it's cancer?

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Dr. Michael Bryan
Dermatology 32 years experience
Mole: Tough question...If you still have the mole and it has not been too long, it might be able to be sent to the lab for analysis. Additionally, a biopsy could be taken from the area where the mole was removed to analyze any remaining mole. Otherwise, you and your doctor are left with watching the area.

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Last updated Nov 24, 2013

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