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A 25-year-old female asked:

does a dry itchy raised new mole always mean cancer?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Rises high suspecion: Yes always have to make sure it is not dangerous melanoma , needs excision biopsy , early stages it is curable.
Dr. James Ridgway
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery
No: No, but if it is a concern you should have it evaluated. Be healthy and be well, james m. Ridgway, md www.Larrabeecenter.Com.
Dr. Marc Cohen
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
Get new mole checked: No, the fact that a mole is itchy and raised does not mean that you have skin cancer. However any unusual or new mole must be check by a dermatologist to be sure that it is not a melanoma (serious skin cancer).
Dr. Coyle Connolly
Dermatology 29 years experience
Itchy : Not every itchy mole is cancerous. Not every raised mole is cancerous. With that said it is a good idea to have a mole that is changing(raised) and symptomatic (itchy) evaluated by a dermatologist to make sure it is not cancerous.
Dr. Andrew Berman
Facial Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Both Dermatologist and plastic surgeons are good sources of evaluation of skin tumors
May 6, 2013

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A 37-year-old member asked:

When a mole hurts when you itch it does that mean it's cancerous?

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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology 28 years experience
Possibly: Changes in a mole such as color, shape, size, texture may be a sign of malignant transformation. If the mole feels different such as being painful or itchy or if it's bleeding are all reasons to get it seen by a dermatologist and possible biopsy to make sure it's not becoming a melanoma.
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A 45-year-old female asked:

How long can a mole itch before it becomes cancerous?

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Dr. Robert Vanderbrook
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Mole: Most moles are benign, and symptoms such as itching do not necessarily indicate that they will become malignant. Suspicious lesions should be watched closely for changes, and biopsied or excised if they develop concerning features. See your doctor for a proper exam, and treatment as indicated.
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A 20-year-old male asked:

I started to scratch a mole but I stopped quickly and got a small red bump around the mole, but it's not itchy. Is it cancer?

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Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 56 years experience
See Dermatologist: You should see Dermatologist or a Plastic Surgeon - SOON - and get evaluated and treated

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