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Is it possible for a discolored beauty mark to be skin cancer?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Change in the color, size, margins, bleeding, nodule formation may indicate transformation of a mole/beauty mark to melanoma.
The patient is urged to see her/his doctor for examination and if warranted, removal of the lesion to be examined by a pathologist.

In brief: Yes
Change in the color, size, margins, bleeding, nodule formation may indicate transformation of a mole/beauty mark to melanoma.
The patient is urged to see her/his doctor for examination and if warranted, removal of the lesion to be examined by a pathologist.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Possible
Remember your abcd's when thinking of melanoma.
Look for moles with asymmetry boarders that are irregular color differences within the same mole diameter greater than 6mm also any new mole or old that starts to itch, bleed or ulcerate should be of concern. Another rule is the ugly duckling rule. Which refers to a mole that looks distantly different from the others on your body.

In brief: Possible
Remember your abcd's when thinking of melanoma.
Look for moles with asymmetry boarders that are irregular color differences within the same mole diameter greater than 6mm also any new mole or old that starts to itch, bleed or ulcerate should be of concern. Another rule is the ugly duckling rule. Which refers to a mole that looks distantly different from the others on your body.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Skin cancer can arise from any part of the skin, no matter how normal it has looked for years before.
This is one of the things that makes skin cancer so challenging. See your surgical oncologist or dermatologist for a complete skin examination to see if you need a biopsy or not.

In brief: Yes
Skin cancer can arise from any part of the skin, no matter how normal it has looked for years before.
This is one of the things that makes skin cancer so challenging. See your surgical oncologist or dermatologist for a complete skin examination to see if you need a biopsy or not.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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