A 40-year-old female asked:
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my mom had melanoma on neck got it removed and didn't spread! i got a skin check and i need 4 biopsies in a month to be safe. why so long to get it?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Your question?unclea: Not every mole needs to biopsied. An experienced physician/dermatologist exercises judgment and would only remove one or two suspicious lesions. You may benefit from seeing another doctor for a second opinion which will save you some money and avoid scars on your skin.
Answered on Apr 18, 2016

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