A member asked:

Does superficial melanoma change in 2 years? and does it start as a raised mole? i have had a mole for atleast couple years idk how long i ripped it off and would really like some help as i cant see a dermatologist i have been to clinic and pharmacy?

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Dr. Maria Rueda answered

Specializes in Dermatology

Melanomas can start on a flat lesion or on a raised mole.It’s important to have clear that melanomas and skin cancers are not born bc you ripped off a lesion.It’s the opposite, lesions that bleed or ITCH are more likely to be skin cancers or melanomas.Use a sunscreen&cover it,take a pic every month&ask if a general surgeon could biopsy it to send to pathology( bc you can’t see a derm)

Answered Jun 17, 2021

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