A 34-year-old female asked:
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i was born with a mole on my head, i was told. i have no idea where.i have long, thick, dark hair, and am female.is mole likely to turn into melanoma?

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Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
35 years experience Pediatrics
Statistically most: moles do not become melanoma. However, it should be checked periodically by you and by your doctor and/or a dermatologist. Certainly if you notice it changing, once you figure out where it is, you should definitely have it looked at.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Having your doc find it and look at it once a year is usually all you need to keep track in such a difficult location.
Apr 2, 2016

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