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How do you know if a mole is cancerous?

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Dr. Michael Thompson
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: ABCD

I agree that biopsy is the only sure way to tell what it is.
Signs to look for on skin lesions are asymmetry, border irregularity, color unevenness, diameter >6 mm.

In brief: ABCD

I agree that biopsy is the only sure way to tell what it is.
Signs to look for on skin lesions are asymmetry, border irregularity, color unevenness, diameter >6 mm.
Dr. Michael Thompson
Dr. Michael Thompson
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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Biopsy

A new mole, or one that enlarges or changes appearance needs to be biopsied.
That is the way to determine if it is cancerous.

In brief: Biopsy

A new mole, or one that enlarges or changes appearance needs to be biopsied.
That is the way to determine if it is cancerous.
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry

In brief: Biopsy

Is the definitive diagnosis.
Dermoscopy is getting a lot of press of being pretty effective at well. This is a non surgical way of looking at the mole thru a magnifying lens with a light. Studies show a very high accuracy rate. (not all docs use one though.).

In brief: Biopsy

Is the definitive diagnosis.
Dermoscopy is getting a lot of press of being pretty effective at well. This is a non surgical way of looking at the mole thru a magnifying lens with a light. Studies show a very high accuracy rate. (not all docs use one though.).
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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