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Mole Melanoma Symptoms
I have a mole with 2 out of 5 of the abcde symptoms (melanoma) its border and color. Lesion benign?
Skin is the largest and one of the most complex organs in the body composed of hundreds of different structures. Nearly any of these elements can degenerate into cancer. However the three most common are: basal cell, squamous cell and melanoma which occur in that order and degree of aggressiveness. Although heredity plays a major role, sun exposure and tobacco use & ...Read more
I'm concerned I may have melanoma. I have multiple moles bothering me as well as other symptoms/signs. The one on my arm has changed from one small dark spot on it to 3 dark spots at least. The area around it and now and now pretty much my entire body is
Dermatological eval: See your dermatologist to find out what this is. ...Read more
See a dermatologist: Definitely seek the opinion of your dermatologist. There are many mimics of melanoma. Luckily most existing moles do not evolve into melanoma. That said, most dermatologists will biopsy moles that have changed. "change" can mean it's color, size, shape, symptoms of itchiness, or even history of bleeding. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Atypical nevi: Atypical moles(nevi), prescancerous nevi, dysplastic nevi are classified as mild, moderate and severe. After severe is melanoma. It is believed than normal moles go through this progression to become a melanoma. Thus, skin screening is important to pick up the precancerous nevi before they turn into melanoma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If a suspected mole is left without being removed, and it turned out to be melanoma , what will happen to the body , what the person will feel?
Yes: Just because a mole is above a certain size or a certain color doesn't mean necessarily rule in or rule out melanoma. However, if you are worried and not comfortable 'just watching' it you can likely request a biopsy or for a little more reassurance. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Moles can "morph": Moles can change into melanomas, or they can arise out of sun damaged skin. People with many moles on their body can benefit from regular visits to their dermatologist for regular surveillance and early diagnosis of melanoma or other skin cancer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Melanoma: The first melanoma signs and symptoms often are: 1) a change in an existing mole 2) the development of a new pigmented or unusual-looking growth on your skin melanoma doesn't always begin as a mole. It can also occur on otherwise normal-appearing skin. Melanomas rarely cause any pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Melanoma iscancer of melanocytes. Melanocytesare cells that produce the dark pigment, melanin, which is responsible for the color of skin. These cells predominantly occur in skin, but are also found in other parts of the body, including the bowel and the eye (see uveal melanoma). Melanoma can originate in any part of the ...Read more
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