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I have a lot of brown spots. Does this mean that I have cancer?

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Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Brown spots

The best tool of the dermatologist is his or her eyes.
Without being able to see the spots i cannot tell you what they signify. However if you're concerned about any spot on your skin anytime, you should see a dermatologist!

In brief: Brown spots

The best tool of the dermatologist is his or her eyes.
Without being able to see the spots i cannot tell you what they signify. However if you're concerned about any spot on your skin anytime, you should see a dermatologist!
Dr. Joseph Bark
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Dr. Joseph Rank
Also, most spots are not something to be concerned about. The spots should raise concern are those that grow in size, change color, start to bleed or become irregular. However, any spot you have concerns should be looked at by the dermatologist.
Dr. Karen Han
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Not all brown spots are skin cancers.
Most moles and sunspots are not skin cancers. However, if you have a lot of brown spots, you have have them checked by your doctor. Features of melanoma (abcde's of skin check) includes asymmetry, irregular borders, lots of different colors or shades of brown, rapidly growing diameter or greater than an eraser head, and an evolving mole.

In brief: No

Not all brown spots are skin cancers.
Most moles and sunspots are not skin cancers. However, if you have a lot of brown spots, you have have them checked by your doctor. Features of melanoma (abcde's of skin check) includes asymmetry, irregular borders, lots of different colors or shades of brown, rapidly growing diameter or greater than an eraser head, and an evolving mole.
Dr. Karen Han
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