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Does a dry itchy raised new mole always mean cancer?

Does a dry itchy raised new mole always mean cancer?

Itchy : Not every itchy mole is cancerous. Not every raised mole is cancerous. With that said it is a good idea to have a mole that is changing(raised) and symptomatic (itchy) evaluated by a dermatologist to make sure it is not cancerous. ...Read more

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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


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Itchy mole! what does it mean?

Itchy mole! what does it mean?

Itchy Mole : An itchy mole can be a symptom of melanoma, an aggressive form of skin cancer. However, you have to take into consideration other factors that may be causing your mole to itch. Are you using a new laundry detergent? Do you use lotion that contains fragrances or other chemicals that is irritating the skin? Think about what products you use and how they may cause skin irritation. See your derm asap! ...Read more

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If you have had mole for ages and it strts to get itchy what does that mean?

If you have had mole for ages and it strts to get itchy what does that mean?

Itchy mole: A mole with recent changes of any one of the following; itching, bleeding, change in color or size, assymetry, irregular borders, needs to be checked out. Go see your dermatologist! ...Read more

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I suddenly got an itchy mole (1cm or 3/8 inch) on my back?

I suddenly got an itchy mole (1cm or 3/8 inch) on my back?

See your doctor.: Most such moles are benign, but have your doctor look at it since it seems to concern you. The reassurance will be worth it, and if it does not look right, he can help you get a referral to a dermatologist if necessary. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I have a dark itchy mole on my back should I be worried?

Need evaluation : The abcde criteria may help here. Check asymmetry, border irregularity, color variation, diameter bigger than a pencil eraser, and evolution/change. The more atypical findings, the more concerning. Dark moles are always worth checking. ...Read more

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My mole is swollen and itchy?

My mole is swollen and itchy?

See Dermatologist: Some changes in the mole are not good - please see a board certified dermatologist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I have an itchy mole on my back, is it cancerous?

I have an itchy mole on my back, is it cancerous?

Get it checked!: We can't know, but one thing for sure is that if you have a changing lesion on your skin, you must get it check out with a pcp, dermatologist or other physician with interest in skin diseases/disorders. Please? Get it checked. ...Read more

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I had a itchy frecle type mole on my shoulder removed a while back biopsy came back negative . But im concerned again as on my back I GT hard itchy sk?

Scar tissue: Over a joint or area of thich skin, you can develop thickened itchy s ar tissue. Bio oil or mederma may decrease the thickness and relieve the itching. If not see doctor for dilute kenalog. Injection to soften scar. ...Read more

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Nevi (Definition)

Nevi is also known as Birthmark. Nevi is a clinical finding for a pigmented area of skin, such as ...Read more


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