Does this mole that appeared suddenly on a person chest look dangerous? (photo)

This mole appeared literally overnight on a person chest after some slight sun exposure. It is raised, pinkish brown, and about the size of my pinky fingernail. Do you think they should have it checked out by a dermatologist? Is it simple sun damage or something more sinister? They have recently gotten a lot better about wearing sunscreen, but Iforgot one day and mole. A little worried. Thanks!

Doctor Answers 1


A mole that has appeared so suddenly is highly unlikely to be anything suspicious or malignant. It sounds like you are very cautious with your skin protection.You are best getting it checked by a physician though has it is very difficult to diagnose accurately with a picture. Regards 

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