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If you get rid of your moles, can you still get melanoma?
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: If you have more
You would not have melanoma from the moles that were removed as long as they are fully resected and non cancerous.
You could develop more moles over period of time on different areas of your skin and those "old" moles that have been there could also change and could develop into melanoma.. So, regular follow up with dermatologist would be needed for one who has a lot of moles & history of melanoma.

In brief: If you have more
You would not have melanoma from the moles that were removed as long as they are fully resected and non cancerous.
You could develop more moles over period of time on different areas of your skin and those "old" moles that have been there could also change and could develop into melanoma.. So, regular follow up with dermatologist would be needed for one who has a lot of moles & history of melanoma.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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In brief: Moles
Removal of moles doesn't protect against all melanoma as many can arise from apparently normal skin.

In brief: Moles
Removal of moles doesn't protect against all melanoma as many can arise from apparently normal skin.
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