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A 46-year-old female asked:

I have a history of breast cancer ...and am brca + i recently noticed a dark brown spot on my upper gum it is irregular in shape. 1/4in..?ideas?

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Dr. Devon Webster
Medical Oncology 23 years experience
Yes! Get checked!: Anyone with a BRCA mutation is at risk for cancer, including melanoma. This can occur on the gums as well as the skin. The irregular shape and size of 1/4 inch makes your lesion suspicious and worthy of a biopsy, especially because you are BRCA positive. Don't wait... get checked! Hope that helps!

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