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How Can You Tell If A Mole Is Cancer
Change & pathology: A mole may turn into cancer, melanoma. The process is usually associated with enlargement, color change, change in borders, bleeding, ulceration, development of enlarged lymph nodes related to the site. Confirmation requires removal of the lesion and examination of the tissue by a pathologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
Mole on my face that was getting bigger was picked off. Will they still be able to tell if it's cancer?
Mole: Tough question...If you still have the mole and it has not been too long, it might be able to be sent to the lab for analysis. Additionally, a biopsy could be taken from the area where the mole was removed to analyze any remaining mole. Otherwise, you and your doctor are left with watching the area. ...Read more
Get it examined: There are different types of skin cancer, which have different appearances. In general, any lesion which is getting larger in size is concerning. Ulceration, bleeding and itching are other concerning signs. Pain is usually not present, unless the cancer is large. Melanomas can be identified by the abcd's. I don't have room for that here. Get it checked out by your pcp or dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Get a Derm Consult: Melanoma typically is pigmented and has a dark color. Basal cell cancer may have a pearly appearance to it. However, you should not take a chance trying to diagnosis this yourself. Melanoma is a deadly disease and early detection can lead to a cure. Delayed detection can be fatal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How do I know if a mole is cancer? I have a family member who has a dark black mole that seems to be growing
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