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Will the biopsy test be big or near the site of the melanoma?
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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgery - Oncology
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Unless the lesion is relatively big (greater than 1/2 inch), the dermatologist will usually numb it and then do a shave biopsy to remove it.
Bigger lesions usually have small ares biopsied.

In brief: See full answer
Unless the lesion is relatively big (greater than 1/2 inch), the dermatologist will usually numb it and then do a shave biopsy to remove it.
Bigger lesions usually have small ares biopsied.
Dr. Richard Orr
Dr. Richard Orr
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Dr. Eric Whitman
Surgery - Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Size of mole
A biopsy's size is related to the size of the original mole that is being tested, and will be located at the same place.

In brief: Size of mole
A biopsy's size is related to the size of the original mole that is being tested, and will be located at the same place.
Dr. Eric Whitman
Dr. Eric Whitman
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