A 65-year-old male asked:
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about 2 years ago i had a precancerous brown spot removed by a dermatologist. what remains is white. could it still be cancerous? i think it's grown.

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Dr. Joyce Pastore
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Skin lesion: The excised precancerous area likely lacks pigmentation, which may be why it appears white. If the site has changed in size, color, or irregularity of the margins, get an evaluation.
Answered on May 22, 2015
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Have this area: checked by your dermatologist.
Answered on Dec 1, 2014
Dr. Stephen Richards
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
See Dermatogist: The lesion needs to be evaluated by your doctor
Answered on Dec 1, 2014
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