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A 29-year-old female asked:

Just had a mole biopsy taken from my arm. if it does concern drs, what would be the next steps to testing me for skin cancer?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Sapozink
Radiation Oncology 44 years experience
Depends on pathology: If biopsy is positive, it's a cancer. If equivocal, repeat biopsy may be necessary.
Dr. Gary Lane
General Surgery 30 years experience
Talk to your doctor: Your doctor who did the biopsy will send the tissue to a pathologist who will confirm if you have skin cancer. No further diagnostic tests are needed until your biopsy results are finalized.

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Last updated Nov 28, 2013

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