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What's the difference between nodular melanoma and a regular mole?

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Dr. Norman Levine
Dermatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Melanoma

Melanoma is a potentially serious form of skin cancer.
A regular mole is not a skin cancer and rarely regresses into a skin cancer.

In brief: Melanoma

Melanoma is a potentially serious form of skin cancer.
A regular mole is not a skin cancer and rarely regresses into a skin cancer.
Dr. Norman Levine
Dr. Norman Levine
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Dr. Eric Whitman
Surgery - Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Cancer vs benign

A "regular mole" is not cancerous.
A nodular melanoma is a special type of malignant melanoma, a skin cancer. It is not possible to definitely distinguish the two without a biopsy.

In brief: Cancer vs benign

A "regular mole" is not cancerous.
A nodular melanoma is a special type of malignant melanoma, a skin cancer. It is not possible to definitely distinguish the two without a biopsy.
Dr. Eric Whitman
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: ABCD's

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: ABCD's

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
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