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How is skin cancer usually diagnosed?
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Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology
4 doctors agree
In brief: By a dermatologist
Spots that don't heal, bleeds, or grows rapidly may be signs of skin cancer.
The best way to diagnose a skin cancer is to see your dermatologist. He or she will examine the spot and determine if a skin biopsy is necessary. Most of the time, a dermatologist can tell by looking at a spot if it is cancer or not.

In brief: By a dermatologist
Spots that don't heal, bleeds, or grows rapidly may be signs of skin cancer.
The best way to diagnose a skin cancer is to see your dermatologist. He or she will examine the spot and determine if a skin biopsy is necessary. Most of the time, a dermatologist can tell by looking at a spot if it is cancer or not.
Dr. Margaret Mann
Dr. Margaret Mann
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Dr. Karen Han
Dermatology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Biopsy
When you have a mole or lesion that your dermatologist is suspicious for skin cancer, he/she will perform a skin biopsy for definitive diagnosis.
It is a quick procedure done under local anesthesia.

In brief: Biopsy
When you have a mole or lesion that your dermatologist is suspicious for skin cancer, he/she will perform a skin biopsy for definitive diagnosis.
It is a quick procedure done under local anesthesia.
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
In brief: Skin biopsy
Skin cancer is diagnosed with a skin biopsy performed by your friendly dermatologist.

In brief: Skin biopsy
Skin cancer is diagnosed with a skin biopsy performed by your friendly dermatologist.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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