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One of my moles recently started to bleed. Is that a sign of skin cancer? I'm a red head with very pale skin.

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
4 doctors agree

In brief: See your doctor

A bleeding mole is a warning sign.
Please see your doctor to ascertain if the lesion needs to be removed for examination by a pathologist.

In brief: See your doctor

A bleeding mole is a warning sign.
Please see your doctor to ascertain if the lesion needs to be removed for examination by a pathologist.
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Dr. Mark Kuhnke
Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Could be

One of the classic signs of cancer is a change in mole or freckle.
Certainly, you should have this checked out. You need to be ever vigilant with your complexion. Use an spf 15-30 skin creme, wear a hat, and avoid long exposures to sun. Good luck.

In brief: Could be

One of the classic signs of cancer is a change in mole or freckle.
Certainly, you should have this checked out. You need to be ever vigilant with your complexion. Use an spf 15-30 skin creme, wear a hat, and avoid long exposures to sun. Good luck.
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: Could be

You should alert your dermatologist to any changes in your existing moles.
It is time to see your dermatologist.

In brief: Could be

You should alert your dermatologist to any changes in your existing moles.
It is time to see your dermatologist.
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Dr. Janet Turkle
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Possibly

This requires evaluation by a specialist.
A biopsy might be required.

In brief: Possibly

This requires evaluation by a specialist.
A biopsy might be required.
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