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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?
A condition in which some element of your skin--which is one of the most complex organs in the body--degenerates into cancer. The three most common types of skin cancer 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 and ...Read more
Can a neck mole get darker from sun exposure? It hasn't demonstrated any other other signs/symptoms of melanoma. I'm a 20 Y/O man. Biopsy in July.
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 8 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
Possibly: In some cases, melanoma can present as an itching mole. If there is any thing left at the site, wether it is pigmented (black or brown) or not (pink), you should see your doctor for a check up and possible biopsy. If there is nothing left but you are still worried, go see your doctor. If there is nothing left and you are fine with it, observe clsoely for any thing that grows back. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Could be: Probably not. To settle the question, see a pro-----a dermatologist. ...Read more
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
The difference is...: That atypia in a mole (or nevus) is generally thought to represent a premalignant change but not an invasive malignancy. A melanoma is a malignant tumor that can invade surrounding tissue and metastasize (spread) to other organs and lymph nodes. The difference is premalignant vs. Malignant. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Frequent: But always have it biopsied.Get a more detailed 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 3 more doctor answers
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
Hi can you look at my mole please and tell me if it looks as a potential melanoma, thank you o much?
What's the likelihood of a completely normal looking mole (with no worrying features) being melanoma?
Near zero: It will show signs of malignancy before it is able to kill you ...Read more