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How is a cancerous mole usually removed?

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Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Dermatology

In brief: Surgically

When a mole is clinically suspicious of being worrisome for melanoma it is biopsied.
The biopsy will usually provide a precise diagnosis and will help guide the treatment which can be surgical excision of the mole with an extra 5 mm of skin all around to a couple of centimeters of skin including possible sentinel lymph node biopsy if the cancer is more evolved. Early detection & removal cures!

In brief: Surgically

When a mole is clinically suspicious of being worrisome for melanoma it is biopsied.
The biopsy will usually provide a precise diagnosis and will help guide the treatment which can be surgical excision of the mole with an extra 5 mm of skin all around to a couple of centimeters of skin including possible sentinel lymph node biopsy if the cancer is more evolved. Early detection & removal cures!
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
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Dr. Edward Gold
Internal Medicine

In brief: Surgically

A malignant mole is removed surgically.
A margin of normal tissue surrounding the mole is also removed to guarantee that no cancer is left.

In brief: Surgically

A malignant mole is removed surgically.
A margin of normal tissue surrounding the mole is also removed to guarantee that no cancer is left.
Dr. Edward Gold
Dr. Edward Gold
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