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Does A Biopsied Mole Grow Back
Biopsy is tissue removed by needle or cutting to remove part of a body part. It is usually a small amount of material that is processed by a pathologist. Most of the time it is stained and looked at through a microscope to arrive at a diagnosis. Special processes are done for some tissues or problems. The purpose is to tell what the problem is (diagnosis). ...Read more
Had mole shaved and it was benign. Has grown back in 3 months. Can melanoma grow under a benign mole?
Yes but not usual: When a mole (or nevus) is shaved, frequently the depth of the shave is not deep enough to remove all of the melanin or pigment producing cells. This is why the lesion grows back. If instead, a full thickness excision is done, all of the involved skin is removed and the lesion will not re-grow. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Based on your question, it seems like you have already had a biopsy of the lesion. If that is the case, you have some waiting to do. I know that this can be scary and frustrating. Take deep breaths. There is nothing to do right now. Once you get the results, it is important to have your doctor explain, in detail, what the results mean and what the next steps are, if any are needed. ...Read more
Depends: Basal cell carcinoma is curable as long as the cells are completely removed. The best chance of doing this is with mohs micrographic surgery. Occasionally it's not possible to remove the tumor completely because it's already invaded into the nerves. In this case the cancer can recur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ABCDE's of mole chec: Atypical moles that resemble melanoma often has one or all of the following characteristics: a for asymmetry; b for irregular borders; c for lots of different colors (or shades of brown); d for rapidly growing diameter; e for evolving or changing mole. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I accidentally nicked off a newer mole. Grew back a small pink bump. Do basal cell growths usually have hair growing out of them?
Arter a mole is removed, will it ever grow back or develop cancer that's not visible for the eye?
Possible: Possible but unlikely if it was completely removed and was totally benign. If not totally benign, requires close monitoring. ...Read more
Probably not: Have your doctor refer you to a dermatologist who can more aggresively remove the lesion. ...Read more
Can disturbing a mole via shave biopsy or laser cause it to appear dysplastic on pathology if it came back a years or so after removal?
Not likely: a previous scar should not make a mole appear to be dysplastic ...Read more
Mole biopsied 3 months ago came back as a benign congenital mole. It is now starting to growing back in areas. Is this a concern?
May need Derm. : Hard to know what could have been, but if it does begin to grow back then you NEED to have a Dermatologist have a look at it formally. ...Read more
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
If a 2mm mole on my heel that looked atypical on dermascopy hasn't grown in a year and a half, is it unlikely melanoma?
Suspicious mole removed came back completely normal on pathology report. Is there a chance they could have missed a melanoma?
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