I noticed two spots on my back like this, is this melanoma? (Photo)

Melanoma skin cancer?

Doctor Answers 4

Moles & Growths

We can’t diagnose a skin problem unless we examine it in person, so please make an appointment with a board-certified dermatologist as soon as possible. Keep in mind that moles aren’t just brown or black as most people think; some moles can be flesh colored. And even flesh-colored moles can become problematic—why having it examined, and possibly even biopsied, by an expert as soon as possible is so important.


New York Dermatologist
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Suspicious Mole

Suspicious moles are best evaluated in-person by a board-certified dermatologist. Please make an appointment to see one!

Ava Shamban, MD
Santa Monica Dermatologic Surgeon
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Questionable lesions

Please see your dermatologist for evaluation.  They are trained and experienced in evaluating pigmented lesions and will decide if the lesions need to be biopsied or not.  It is not safe to say whether or not these are fine based only on a photo.  Good luck!

Amy Y. Paul, DO, FAAD
Grand Junction Dermatologic Surgeon
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Is this melanoma?

Melanoma can look like anything. If you're concerned about these two spots have them (and your entire body) evaluated by a Dermatologist. I hope this information is helpful for you.

Stephen Weber MD, FACS
Denver Facial Plastic Surgeon

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