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Why do moles cause cancer?

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Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Dermatology
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In brief: They can change!

Melanoma is a skin cancer that involves the cells which produce pigment.
Moles on our skin also contain the same cells so when they change and appear worrisome (the abcde's) we worry about those cells transforming into melanoma. So moles don't cause cancer but can transform into cancer given the right conditions (sun exposure, family/genetic history. Etc..). Visit www.Skincancer.Org for more info.

In brief: They can change!

Melanoma is a skin cancer that involves the cells which produce pigment.
Moles on our skin also contain the same cells so when they change and appear worrisome (the abcde's) we worry about those cells transforming into melanoma. So moles don't cause cancer but can transform into cancer given the right conditions (sun exposure, family/genetic history. Etc..). Visit www.Skincancer.Org for more info.
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
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Dr. Edward Gold
Internal Medicine
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In brief: They dont

Moles do not cause cancer. A skin cancer can develop within a mole or present as an abnormal looking mole.

In brief: They dont

Moles do not cause cancer. A skin cancer can develop within a mole or present as an abnormal looking mole.
Dr. Edward Gold
Dr. Edward Gold
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