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Maumelle, AR
A 26-year-old female asked:

If i had a shave biopsy and the underlying skin wasn't brown does that mean the melanoma did not spread down into the lower skin?

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Dr. Matthew Fero
Medical Oncology 32 years experience
A pathologist needs: ... to look at the biopsy material under a microscope to see if the margins are clear of tumor cells. The outward appearance of the biopsy site is not reliable.
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