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I've had 6 dermatologists look at a raise 3mm medium brown mole that hasn't changed in two years. All said it's fine. Could it be nodular melanoma?

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Dr. Emily Altman
Dermatology
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In brief: Melanomas change

Usually within two years a melanoma would change.
The likelihood that a melanoma will not change in 2 years is almost non-existent. Watch the mole for the following: asymmetry, border irregularity, color irregularity, and change. If it changes or develops any of these characteristics, have it removed. Also if a mole is significantly different than all your other moles (ugly duckling sign).

In brief: Melanomas change

Usually within two years a melanoma would change.
The likelihood that a melanoma will not change in 2 years is almost non-existent. Watch the mole for the following: asymmetry, border irregularity, color irregularity, and change. If it changes or develops any of these characteristics, have it removed. Also if a mole is significantly different than all your other moles (ugly duckling sign).
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Dr. Azen Jukic
If you want it out, ask the dermatologist to remove it. It is unlikely that this is a melanoma, but...
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
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In brief: Need for examination

If the lesion has been examined by 6 dermatologists and found to be benign, i would take it easy.
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining the lesion. If you are obsessed with the lesion, you could have it removed and the tissue examined by a pathologist.

In brief: Need for examination

If the lesion has been examined by 6 dermatologists and found to be benign, i would take it easy.
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining the lesion. If you are obsessed with the lesion, you could have it removed and the tissue examined by a pathologist.
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