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Is it bad to have more than 50 moles?

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Dr. Eric Chevlen answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine - Oncology

Can be bad: Multiple dark moles may be due to dysplastic nevus syndrome. That increases the risk of melanoma. Consult a dermatologist.

Answered 8/13/2014

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Dr. Devon Webster answered

Specializes in Medical Oncology

Not bad, but…: People with many moles are more likely to have a syndrome associated with an increased risk of certain cancers, including skin cancer. It depends on how big the moles are and what they look like. You should see a dermatologist and ask about mole mapping. This is when a dermatologist sees you regularly and keeps track of moles over time to remove any that might be changing. Know your moles!

Answered 8/13/2014

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