A 41-year-old member asked:
how long does it take for a cancerous mole to spread? when i touch it and its red around the edge. do you think it's cancerous?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Sewa Legha answered
50 years experience Medical Oncology
It takes time: Cancer often remains localized for a finite period of time. The whole process takes weeks to months to evolve. So there is ample time to get yourself checked and verify if it is anything that needs a biopsy or not. Many skin conditions are labeled as moles but they may not be melanoma precursors or moles, that can become a melanoma. You should go see a dermatologist when in doubt.
Answered on Aug 20, 2013
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