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How do they determine whether a mole is cancerous or not? Is biopsy the only sure way?
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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology
In brief: Yes
A dermatologist has the highest skill level to be able to visually determine whether a mole is cancerous or not and can use a dermatoscope to add in visual diagnosis but the only 100% method is to biopsy the mole and send to a pathology lab for reading.

In brief: Yes
A dermatologist has the highest skill level to be able to visually determine whether a mole is cancerous or not and can use a dermatoscope to add in visual diagnosis but the only 100% method is to biopsy the mole and send to a pathology lab for reading.
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