Could this mole be a dysplastic nevus or melanoma? (photo)
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Moles and Clinical Evaluation
Moles come in all shapes and sizes and cannot be diagnosed from a photograph. If you are concerned that the size, shape, or color have changed please consult a board certified dermatologist to evaluate the mole and do a complete skin exam. I do a skin exam on every patient who does a consultation and there are many patients who are completely unaware that they have a skin cancer. Please do an annual skin exam since it saves lives.
Moles Require Physician Evalution
Suspicious mole on the lower back
You can follow the video link to learn more about identifying the changes in moles that are suspicious for skin cancer.
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