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A 29-year-old male asked:

i have a few skin moles that i'm concerned might be dangerous but i'm not sure if i should pay $200 to get them biopsied... advice?

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Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Characteristics: of nasty moles are well described and pictured on the internet a the A-B-C's (Appearance, Border,Color). Most moles do not have to be biopsied. You can find pictures on Google. Great web sites are www.mayoclinic.com and www.johnshopkins.com. If your own doc feels uncomfortable go see a dermatologist. If cost is an issue go to a University Hospital clinic. Happy New Year!

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