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Elkins, Arkansas
A 34-year-old female asked:

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?

1 doctor answer9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 37 years experience
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.
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
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
Last updated Nov 28, 2017


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