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What Does A Melanoma Mole Look Like
Frequent: But always have it biopsied.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Don't self-diagnose: Ask a doctor - it's the best way to not develop anxiety about it. Whatever someone tells you without seeing it in real-life will leave you wondering if it's true. So, have it seen in real-life. If the news is good, you'll be able to relax. If it leads to biopsy, you'll either relax with good news or get a good early start on treatment. Drs. Know how to help you with this sort of concern. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does this mole that has turned black within a week look like melanoma also has a red patch around it, was a normal colour before pale brown ?
See a dermatologist: A mole that is altering its appearance should be evaluated by an expert. ...Read more
Concerned re: mole on my ankle that appeared about 8 months ago. It is about pencil eraser size, but I googled and found "nodular melanoma", and one of the images looks like my mole... i I have derma appt in 6 wks, should I get looked at sooner?
Yes you should: If you can't get an appt with a dermatologist for whatever the reason, a podiatrist should be able to evaluate you just the same..... ...Read more
Hi can you look at my mole please and tell me if it looks as a potential melanoma, thank you o much?
I have a mole,when I wake up it feels flat and later that day it feels more fat.Like it Shrinks then grows everyday.No other signs of melanoma.Normal?
Likely so: Do not obsess over the mole. If it increases to twice its size, bleeds, develops a nodule or changes color, see a doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
2mm dark brown mole on heel that hasn't grown looked a little irregular and dr removed it. Would it have grown if it was melanoma?
If a 2mm mole on my heel that looked atypical on dermascopy hasn't grown in a year and a half, is it unlikely melanoma?
I have a questionable mole on my leg. Besides what it looks like, are there any other signs, like pain or growth, that would indicate melanoma?
Remember ABCDE: Enlarging and changing moles can be worrisome and may indicated skin cancer. In particular, this may represent the start of melanoma. It should always be looked at by a plastic surgeon or dermatologist and appropriately biopsied (punch not shave) if indicated. A-asymmetry b-border (irregular) c-color (changing color) d- diameter (size-anything larger than a pencil eraser) e-evolution (change!). ...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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