My mole has changed dramatically. Could this be cancerous?
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Mole removal in Los Angeles
If your mole is changing you absolutely should consult a dermatologist to make sure that it is benign or to get the proper treatment if it is not.
It is hard to assess without a picture but if the mole looks dark and/or irregular and if it appeared suddenly or changed recently, it is best to get it looked at by your dermatologist and determine if a biopsy is needed. In addiiton, if there are any worrisome features or symptoms like itching, burning, pain or bleeding, do not hesitate and have it removed sooner than later. A consultation from your dermatologist and possible biopsy would give you a definitive answer if it is benign or cancerous and follow-up would be determined based on the result.
"This answer has been solicited without seeing this patient and cannot be held as true medical advice, but only opinion. Seek in-person treatment with a trained dermatologist for appropriate care."
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If you have a mole that has changed in shape,size or color I would recommend you see a dermatologist for an evaluation.
Hope this helped.
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