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A 35-year-old male asked:

Have pictures of brown spots on my back can a dermatologist take a look at these pictures and see if there are pre cancerous or maybe be melanoma?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Evaluation.: These are better evaluated in person so that subtle changes can be seen and felt. See a physician for a complete skin examination. The internet is no substitute for this.
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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Provided original answer
In follow up, magnification would help more, but to me it is like trying to appreciate food on the Internet. It looks good, but I don't know if it tastes like crap or tastes wonderful.
Nov 6, 2014
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 58 years experience
You may send pics of the wrong spots. Don't be foolish.
Nov 7, 2014
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