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What is dysplastic nevus as compared to melanoma?

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Dr. Michael Fisher answered

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Remember, any mole (pigmented spot or growth) that undergoes a significant change in size, shape, or color — or that causes symptoms of itching or bleeding — should be suspected of being a melanoma.

Answered Sep 28, 2016

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Dr. Joseph Eastern answered

Specializes in Dermatology

...One of the most controversial questions in dermatology. One faction believes that dysplastic nevi are precursors of melanomas, and should be excised before they become melanomas. Another faction believes dysplastic nevi are benign moles that never become melanomas. There is evidence to support both arguments.

Answered Jul 30, 2019

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