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Is a pain in the area of the mole indicate cancer? the mole itself is not painful

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Dr. William A Biermann
Medical Oncology 46 years experience
Hard to say: Pain around the mole is unsually not a major sign. The important things is to have the mole looked at by your doctor. The appearance, color and other factors help decide if a mole is a problem. See your doctor.
Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 20 years experience
Melanoma ABCDE: Pain may be anything. Hoewever, if you are somehow associating it with a mole the melanoma abcdes should be considered. A - asymetry, b - irregular border, c - color changes within it, d - diameter more than a pencil eraser, e - elevated. A dermatologist can help evaluate the area.

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Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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