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If A Mole Hurts Does It Mean Its 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
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
I have a mole on the side of my face i went to the doctors they said its dry. Could that mean cancer?
Doc removed mole that he said 'looked concerning.' Day 2. How long does biopsy take? Does this mean cancer? Not worried, just curious
Anxiety reaction: is common , every one will have one with pending biopsy report . no , delay means cancer is not true at all . Several reason for delay , processing delay , availability of pathologist to read and transcribe , some times need special stains , may needs second opinion ,etc , so speak to your doctor will explain to you the reason. Good Luck ...Read more
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?
I have a small mole wich raised on the back of neck since i was child i irritate it
Now it's filled pus and bad smell and hurts , is that early cancer
I have a mole when I bump it is sore, and bled when I bumped it yesterday, the skin is red around the edges like it's irritated. does this mean cancer?
Not necessarily: We usually describe regular or irregular moles and also cancerous ones. Irregular or asymmetric moles usually can be bigger & raise more scrutiny when there are many. Any change in color, size, border, etc should be checked. Some regular moles can become irregular/asymmetric. Irregular moles may confer risk of melanoma elsewhere usually not themselves progressing to melanoma. Thorough derm eval! ...Read more
No: It is hard to know if your moles are concerning without an examination. It is concerning when moles change - change in size, color, become irregularly shaped, itch, bleed. Most moles are relatively easy to remove and test. Please see your primary doctor or a surgeon to see if this needs to be removed and tested. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not sure: I'm really not sure how to answer your question. If you have been diagnosed by a pathologist with "cancer moles" that could mean that you have skin cancer, but most doctors do not use a term like "cancer mole". Doctors usually use more specific terms like "squamous cell carcinoma", "basal cell carcinoma", "melanoma", etc. If you could tell me exactly what the pathologist said, i could explain. ...Read more