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Forum Name: Skin Cancer

Question: Should I be worried about this mole?


 annie_uk - Thu May 10, 2007 4:17 pm

Hi,

I'm 28 and have a family history of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer - should I be worried about this mole. It's been scaly and bit itchy and has grown over the last 2 months.

Image

Thanks
Annie
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Fri May 11, 2007 12:53 am

User avatar Just by looking at it, I think it is probalby OK; however, when moles begin changing as you are describing I generally recommend having them evaluated by a dermatologist and possibly removed for microscopic examination.

Just based on this picture I cannot say with 100% certainty that it is normal so I would recommend further evaluation.

Best wishes.
 annie_uk - Fri May 11, 2007 9:03 am

I'm seeing my doctor on Wednesday - hopefully he will agree.

Thanks for your time and reply.

Annie

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