Is this skin cancer or just a mole? (Photo)

My mom told me it might be skin cancer well I don't really know

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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.

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