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A 35-year-old female asked:

Would recurrent melanoma look like a new tiny mole nowhere near the original melanoma site?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
Possibly: Depending on the size and thickness of a primary melanoma, predictability of local recurrence and or metastasis to regional nodes can be judged. If a primary melanoma is relatively small and following removal a new pigmented lesion is found elsewhere, there is a possibility that distant spread has occurred or that this is a new primary. With the latter possible situation, excisional bx is needed
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Last updated Feb 27, 2018

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