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Cancerous Mole Removed
Depends: "cancerous mole" could mean a mole which has become malignant melanoma, in which case prompt removal would be really important. It might also mean a mole on the way to becoming cancerous (a dysplastic mole), in which case waiting a month is no problem. I suppose it could also mean a basal cell skin cancer or a squamous cell cancer, both of which could wait a month, especially basal. Ask the doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just noticed a tiny mole-like dot on the inside of my left cheek, above my wisdom tooth. Melanoma? My dad once had a pre-cancerous mole removed.
Likely benign: Pigmented lesions can be seen in the oral cavity. The most common are benign such as melanotic macules, nevi, smoker's melanosis, amalgam and graphite tattoos, racial pigmentation, and vascular blood-related pigments occur with some frequency. If it has been there for a while, it's likely benign. If it is relatively new, then follow up with your dentist/oral surgeon to rule out other causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a cancerous mole removed 9 days ago and the incision is red and at times it will bleed and drain. I finished my antibiotics. Is it infected?
Surgically: When a mole is clinically suspicious of being worrisome for melanoma it is biopsied. The biopsy will usually provide a precise diagnosis and will help guide the treatment which can be surgical excision of the mole with an extra 5 mm of skin all around to a couple of centimeters of skin including possible sentinel lymph node biopsy if the cancer is more evolved. Early detection & removal cures! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the process of having a cancerous mole checked / removed? Do doctors usually just remove it?
Yes: If you have a lot of moles it's a good idea to have a full body skin exam performed once a year or so. If you have a family history of skin cancer or personal history of skin cancer then you should be seen twice a year. If a mole looks suspicious then the doctor will usually remove it and send it to a pathologist for diagnosis. When in doubt, take it out. ...Read more
Had a mole removed. worried she may not send it to lab and tell me it wasnt cancerous out of laziness or something. how can i know for sure?
I've a non cancerous mole of around 1cm diameter.its hidden in my eyebrow hair.shud i get it removed? Will it regrow? & will my eyebrow hair regrow?
Eyebrow mole?: Best to see in person a boarded Plastic Surgeon for removal and the save the eyebrow hair.. ...Read more
Probably not: Have your doctor refer you to a dermatologist who can more aggresively remove the lesion. ...Read more
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