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How quickly does cancer in a mole normally spread?

How quickly does cancer in a mole normally spread?

It depends: There is no easy answer for this. The potential for spread in a melanoma really depends on how deep it is when it is caught and if it is ulcerated (open and bleeding). The deeper it is the more likely it is to have spread. The rate of spread is variable. Predictors of a worse outcome include: male gender, >65 years of age, extremities involvement, lymph node involvement and metastases. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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


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20,male,severe untreated apnea,problem breathing. i have a mole that hurts 24/7 for a long time. could this, if cancer, already spread to lymph node?

20,male,severe untreated apnea,problem breathing. i have a mole that hurts 24/7 for a long time. could this, if cancer, already spread to lymph node?

Can't answer this: However, moles (even cancerous ones) don't often hurt. You should see a clinician about the mole and about all of your health worries. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can trauma cause cancer in a mole?

Can trauma cause cancer in a mole?

No: At best we are rarely left with no other explanation but almost always, considering previous state of mole, exact location of injury and time frame to development, all usually points toward trauma, abrasion or scratching, etc as reasons that lead us to evaluate the mole - not causing cancerous degeneration. A traumatized non-cancerous mole often heals normally while cancerous moles/lesions don't. ...Read more

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How can you tell if a mole is cancer?

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 more

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Can a new mole (located on my back) mean cancer?

Can a new mole (located on my back) mean cancer?

New mole : One can develop new moles as one ages. If a new mole has abnormal features such as asymmetry, irregular borders, different colors (especially brown/black), diameter bigger than a pencil head eraser, or evolving (itch, bleed, etc.) have it examined by a dermatologist . Melanoma is most commonly found on men on the back. This location, however, does not guarantee a mole is or is not cancerous. ...Read more

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I scraped a mole now its gone what if it had cancer?

I scraped a mole now its gone what if it had cancer?

Grow back: I\just monitor the area and see what happens If it grows back then have it checked by a provider if not you do not need to worry ...Read more

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How do you get a mole removed if you think it's cancer?

Have it biopsied.: Go to a dermatologist and have it examined. If the doctor is concerned enough about it, they will biopsy the lesion. Then you have a diagnosis, and better know what to do with it. ...Read more

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Does any new mole on skin after the age of 40 is cancer?

Does any new mole on skin after the age of 40 is cancer?

New moles after 40: A mole after 40 needs to be watched or checked. One out of ten adults have an atypical mole...these can become CA sometimes. Not every atypical mole will be CA. Check for irregular borders, dark pigment, larder, and borders that fade into the surrounding skin. Have your dermatologist take a look....I always say if you don't like the looks of it or your worrying about it take if off. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a changing mole, but is it cancer or just a scratch?

When in doubt - eval: American academy of dermatology: asymmetry: 1 half is unlike the other. Border: irregular, scalloped or poorly defined. Color: varied with shades of tan, brown or black; or white, red or blue. Diameter: > 6 mm. Evolving: mole /skin lesion looks different from the rest or is changing in size, shape or color. An irregular mole that itches, bleeds or is painful is worrisome for possible cancer. ...Read more

Dr. Coyle Connolly
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Moles (Definition)

A mole (also called a nevus) is a localized overgrowth of pigment-producing cells (melanocytes) in the skin. Most moles are benign. However, these cells can become cancerous. This is known as melanoma, ...Read more


Dr. Coyle Connolly
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Nevi (Definition)

Nevi is a clinical finding for a pigmented area of skin, such as ...Read more