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what are black moles and are they cancerous?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Sometimes: Black lesion can be dark moles or may represent a skin cancer called melanoma. See a physician to evaluate your moles.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 17 years experience
ABCD's: Remember your abcd's when thinking of melanoma. Look for moles with asymmetry boarders that are irregular color differences within the same mole diameter greater than 6mm also any new mole or old that starts to itch, bleed or ulcerate should be of concern. Another rule is the ugly duckling rule. Which refers to a mole that looks distantly different from the others on your body.

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