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I have a mole on my ribs that is dime-sized and dark in the center. Can it be a melanoma?
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Dr. David Masiello
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
7 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Even if the mole has been present for many years, if it is changing it could have turned malignant.
You should see a dermatologist and have it evaluated.

In brief: Yes
Even if the mole has been present for many years, if it is changing it could have turned malignant.
You should see a dermatologist and have it evaluated.
Dr. David Masiello
Dr. David Masiello
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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgery - Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Get it checked by a dermatologist.
It may be nothing - then you will be reassured. But if it is a melanoma - getting it checked may save your life!

In brief: Yes
Get it checked by a dermatologist.
It may be nothing - then you will be reassured. But if it is a melanoma - getting it checked may save your life!
Dr. Richard Orr
Dr. Richard Orr
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes! See your MD
Yes, it can be a melanoma.
You should see a dermatologist and have a proper evaluation and necessary treatment for the mole. Make an appointment as soon as possible. Good luck.

In brief: Yes! See your MD
Yes, it can be a melanoma.
You should see a dermatologist and have a proper evaluation and necessary treatment for the mole. Make an appointment as soon as possible. Good luck.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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