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If you get rid of your moles, can you still get melanoma where they were?
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Dr. David Masiello
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Yes
Melanomas can occur in the retina, tounge, anus, under the nail.
So yes even if the moles are all taken off one could still develop melanoma. In addition, these rumors can be so aggressive that the cells can spread before there is a substantial primary.

In brief: Yes
Melanomas can occur in the retina, tounge, anus, under the nail.
So yes even if the moles are all taken off one could still develop melanoma. In addition, these rumors can be so aggressive that the cells can spread before there is a substantial primary.
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Dr. Richard Feinstein
Dermatology
In brief: Removing moles
A mole, is a skin growth that contains mole cells, nevus cells.
There are several kinds of moles, and some melanoma skin cancers can develop from a mole. Other melanomas develop from melanocyte cells in normal skin, where no mole is present. If your mole is removed for purely cosmetic reasons, it may be shaved off by your doctor, and may leave some mole cells behind, which could, form a cancer.

In brief: Removing moles
A mole, is a skin growth that contains mole cells, nevus cells.
There are several kinds of moles, and some melanoma skin cancers can develop from a mole. Other melanomas develop from melanocyte cells in normal skin, where no mole is present. If your mole is removed for purely cosmetic reasons, it may be shaved off by your doctor, and may leave some mole cells behind, which could, form a cancer.
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