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Small, thin 2mm dark mole removedvia shave biopsy. "slightly atypical with clear margins" doc says done. Should more tissue be taken? Mom died of Mel.

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Dr. Andrea Brand
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In brief: Atypical mole

A biopsy report of "slightly atypical with clear margins" does not indicate melanoma or a need to remove more tissue.
However, the accuracy of the biopsy report depends on the reliability of the pathologist. If your instinct leaves you in doubt, you might ask for a second opinion from a different pathologist.

In brief: Atypical mole

A biopsy report of "slightly atypical with clear margins" does not indicate melanoma or a need to remove more tissue.
However, the accuracy of the biopsy report depends on the reliability of the pathologist. If your instinct leaves you in doubt, you might ask for a second opinion from a different pathologist.
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