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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 57 years experience
Rises high suspecion: Yes always have to make sure it is not dangerous melanoma , needs excision biopsy , early stages it is curable.
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Dr. Marc Cohen
Ophthalmology 38 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).
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Dr. Coyle Connolly
Dermatology 30 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.
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Dr. Andrew Berman
undefined 39 years experience
Both Dermatologist and plastic surgeons are good sources of evaluation of skin tumors
May 6, 2013

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A 25-year-old male asked:

Does a tender itchy flat mole always mean cancer? And what is the difference between flat and raised mole?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Tissue examination: The only way to know for sure is to remove the lesion and send the tissue to a pathologist for examination. If you have any doubt, see your doctor.
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