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What is dysplastic nevus as compared to melanoma?
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
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In brief: You have asked...
...One of the most controversial questions in dermatology.
One faction believes that dysplastic nevi are precursors of melanomas, and should be excised before they become melanomas. Another faction believes dysplastic nevi are benign moles that never become melanomas. There is evidence to support both arguments.

In brief: You have asked...
...One of the most controversial questions in dermatology.
One faction believes that dysplastic nevi are precursors of melanomas, and should be excised before they become melanomas. Another faction believes dysplastic nevi are benign moles that never become melanomas. There is evidence to support both arguments.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
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Dr. Arlo Miller
And another faction believes that some, but not many dysplastic nevi become melanomas
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
In brief: Melanoma
Remember, any mole (pigmented spot or growth) that undergoes a significant change in size, shape, or color — or that causes symptoms of itching or bleeding — should be suspected of being a melanoma.

In brief: Melanoma
Remember, any mole (pigmented spot or growth) that undergoes a significant change in size, shape, or color — or that causes symptoms of itching or bleeding — should be suspected of being a melanoma.
Dr. Michael Fisher
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