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Can my baby’s birthmark be cancerous?

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Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Pediatrics
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In brief: No

It is almost unheard of to have a malignant birthmarks.
There are several kinds that need to be followed and possibly removed at a later date due to malignant potential in adulthood.

In brief: No

It is almost unheard of to have a malignant birthmarks.
There are several kinds that need to be followed and possibly removed at a later date due to malignant potential in adulthood.
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
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Dr. James Sidman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery - Pediatric

In brief: Not likely, but....

Most birthmarks are benign and not to worry.
Some however are "precancerous" meaning that they could become cancers in later childhood or young adulthood. Your doctor can help you figure this out, or a dermatologist who has a lot of experience with children.

In brief: Not likely, but....

Most birthmarks are benign and not to worry.
Some however are "precancerous" meaning that they could become cancers in later childhood or young adulthood. Your doctor can help you figure this out, or a dermatologist who has a lot of experience with children.
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics

In brief: No

A better answer would be almost never. Most birthmarks in newborns are not serious.
However if the mark is new, growing, bleeding or changing color, it is recommended to have your pediatrician examine your child.

In brief: No

A better answer would be almost never. Most birthmarks in newborns are not serious.
However if the mark is new, growing, bleeding or changing color, it is recommended to have your pediatrician examine your child.
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