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Why would doctors remove an atypical nevus?

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Dr. Stephen Noga answered

Specializes in Medical Oncology

Skin cancers like melanoma are totally curable when they are caught early enough. Changes in moles signal a possible start of skin cancer. If the doctor is not sure..Or if he/she is sure..The best policy is to remove the mole. After it is looked at by the pathologist, it can be determined if it is cancerous..Which may require a new surgery or not cancerous in which case it is now gone.

Answered May 3, 2014

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Dr. Tanveer Janjua answered

Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery

Atypical or dysplastic nevus has the ability to turn into a melanoma. The best way to minimize that risk is to surgically remove the whole nevus.

Answered Apr 5, 2013

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