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Cancerous Mole

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  • Posted By: worriedmominohio
  • May 31, 2009
  • 05:53 AM

How would I know if a mole may be cancerous? My family is covered with them so I just take after them and have them all over the place. There is one mole that worries me because it started as a sore on my leg that I scratched then all of a sudden it became a mole :confused:. Just worries me since my grandpa had a few cancerous ones removed but I don't know if I should try to get in to see a Dr or not about it. It isn't round and is raised. I attached a picture of it. It appeared around a month ago and I had the red itchy spot for about a month before that.

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  • Sores do not become moles. You cannot create or cause a mole to appear by creating a sore. If you have a true mole there, then that little nest of nevus cells was there when you were born. The only way to diagnose a cancer is by microscopic examination. Therefore, neither you nor anyone else can tell if a mole is cancerous just by looking at it.
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  • How would I know if a mole may be cancerous? My family is covered with them so I just take after them and have them all over the place. There is one mole that worries me because it started as a sore on my leg that I scratched then all of a sudden it became a mole :confused:. Just worries me since my grandpa had a few cancerous ones removed but I don't know if I should try to get in to see a Dr or not about it. It isn't round and is raised. I attached a picture of it. It appeared around a month ago and I had the red itchy spot for about a month before that. Hey if you haven't had it removed yet... It might be Seborrheic KeratosisI have some of these.. they appear, grow, and you aren't born with them.. many things can cause them, and they look like moles, except may be bumply looking (don't know the right word sorry) and have different colors light brown to black. My doctor decided to take off three of my "moles" and two ended up being this..Hope I helped...
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 14, 2009
    • 00:58 AM
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