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26 years old. New mole on neck. It's very small and kind of looks like a line. Could this be cancerous? I"m hardly ever in the sun...

26 years old. New mole on neck. It's very small and kind of looks like a line. Could this be cancerous? I"m hardly ever in the sun...

Probably nothing: Moles or nevi begin in the form of a small circular or nodular lesion, not linear. In order to define that lesion which converts or transforms to melanoma, one uses the Beslow classification of thickness of the lesion. Anything less than 0.75 mm and without a variegated pattern of pigmentation should be followed. Should the lesion enlarge, show signs of peripheral inflammation then do bx. ...Read more

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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I've always had a flat mole on my face. It looks more like a birthmark than a real mole, so could it be cancerous?

I've always had a flat mole on my face. It looks more like a birthmark than a real mole, so could it be cancerous?

Not likely: If it has been there and not changed for a long time, then it is very very unlikely to b anything to be concerned about. When moles change either in shape, size, color, or texture then there is concern for it transforming into a cancer and t should be checked out. ...Read more

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How do I find out if its cancer? I'm 31 and i found a new mole on the back of my leg.It looks like a regular mole.Could it be cancer.Or could it be just anouther mole?

Biopsy: The only way to tell if a mole is malignant is to have it biopsied. This is most important for any skin lesion that is changing in any way...Size, shape , color, bleeding, pain etc. ...Read more

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I have a mole on my back that has started bleeding on its own, it's now formed what looks like a blood blister over it, could it be cancer?

Go to see derm: You should go to see a dermaologist and have that mole removed. Bleeding on the mole by itself would be one of the symptoms of cancerous mole. Make an appointment as soon as possible and have that mole checked and removed. Don't delay. Good luck. ...Read more

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I accidentally pinched my palm with a staple remover. It did not bleed but I believe it caused a blood clot in my palm and now it looks like mole. What shall I do? Is this cancerous?

I accidentally pinched my palm with a staple remover. It did not bleed but I believe it caused a blood clot in my palm and now it looks like mole. What shall I do? Is this cancerous?

Give it time: It probably is just blood beneath the skin surface and will go away with time. Sometimes these skin changes can be permanant. If it is worrying you, then you might think about seeing a dermatologist after a few months ...Read more

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My mole that I had forever on my right arm it has grown and I had a little sunburn yesterday it looks non cancerous is this a bad sign?

My mole that I had forever on my right arm it has  grown and I had a little sunburn yesterday it looks non cancerous is this a bad sign?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining the lesion. Any mole that has grown should be evaluated by a doctor. ...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