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A 31-year-old female asked:

One of my moles recently started to bleed. is that a sign of skin cancer? i'm a red head with very pale skin.

4 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
See your doctor: A bleeding mole is a warning sign. Please see your doctor to ascertain if the lesion needs to be removed for examination by a pathologist.
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Dr. Mark Kuhnke
General Surgery 41 years experience
Could be: One of the classic signs of cancer is a change in mole or freckle. Certainly, you should have this checked out. You need to be ever vigilant with your complexion. Use an spf 15-30 skin creme, wear a hat, and avoid long exposures to sun. Good luck.
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Dr. Janet Turkle
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
Possibly: This requires evaluation by a specialist. A biopsy might be required.
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 18 years experience
Could be: You should alert your dermatologist to any changes in your existing moles. It is time to see your dermatologist.
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Last updated Nov 6, 2020

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