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Yes!: Any changing mole needs checking. It could save your life. ...Read more
Biopsy: Most doctors can tell a non-cancerous mole from one that might be cancerous. You could look up pictures on the web if you don't want to see your doctor. But if you are really worried show him/her next chance you get. Moles which are rough, increasing in size, or bleed or have areas of different color are suspicious. Smooth round flat stable ones are not very suspicious. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had this mole on my chest for all my life. It doesn't pain or bother me really but should I get it checked?
Change ?: If a mole has been present for many years and has not grown or changed in any way , chances are good that it is benign. But if it enlarges , thickens , becomes irregular, discolored or inflamed or bleeds -- it is imperative to have it checked. ...Read more
I have a mole on my back and i checked it today and it feels and looks like a bubble . Usually it's a light brown now it's black what could it be?
Maybe it is blood: That has turned black, a normal change in blood i tissues. You should get it checked. ...Read more
I have small mole on shoulder, same color as others, flat. Area near surface bled 3 mos. ago & healed normally. Dr checked 4 mos ago, ok. Is it ok?
It's a common: MISconception that injury to a mole triggers cancer ...not so...benign mole are benign and the only possible "trigger" to that mole becoming "malignant" is SUNLIGHT thus the IMPORTANCE of using sunscreen and getting your skin checked regularly if you have multiple moles! Hope this helps/have a safe summer! Dr Z ...Read more