U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 48-year-old female asked:

I had a mole removed a couple of days ago and am now waiting to hear whe the biopsy says.. but i read some where that all moles that have changed color are cancer. i am 48 years old

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
This : This is not accurate information. Not all moles that change colors are cancerous, although the prevalence of cancer in changing moles are higher. The biopsy will be a better source to determine malignancy (cancerous) and mode of treatment.
Dr. Aaron Fay
Facial Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Most are not cancer: "moles" often change in size, color, and texture. These changes are risk factors for cancer, but they do not always indicate a cancerous change had taken place.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Oct 3, 2016


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.