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Dermatofibroma vs. Nodular Melanoma?

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      Wondering if anyone knows if there are specific characteristics that distinguish clearly between the two (dermatofibroma vs.

      Wondering if anyone knows if there are specific characteristics that distinguish clearly between the two (dermatofibroma vs. Nodular Melanoma)?  I have a history of several dysplatic (i call them my "crazy moles"!) removed in last 5 years, with the worst one on my back which came back as Melanoma In Situ…no problems in last 3 years, then recently (in last 2 months) a new "growth" on my right shin emerged.  I'm having it removed/biopsy in a couple of weeks….it's growing, sort of tan color, like a mole, but raised….is/are there any specific characteristics that tell these 2 apart from visual appearance?  thx!

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