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Should I be concern about my mole; need advice

Forums Cutaneous Melanoma Community Should I be concern about my mole; need advice

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    mangonut
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      Hello,

      So I had this mole on my scalp forever now, and it always had a white center in it. is quite big and raised, but I do think its getting even whiter in the center, aka the whitness has increased.. the whitness does have brown mole borders, as if the white spot would be in the middle normal mole

      anyways for some reason i cant find any examples of a mole like that being normal… or being cancerous…… which is very concerning

      Was wondering if anyone had same experience, or know if perhaps mole like that can be normal?

      Just grasping for hope here. I am currently a student researching bowel cancers biomarkers and was supposed to go onto research of leukemia soon. would be very ironic if my mole comes back as cancerous….

      thanks for reading

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        SABKLYN
        Participant

          Good morning,

          Best thing to do is to have it professionally evaluated.  As moles that look bad often are non cancerous and vice-versa, the only way to tell for sure is have it examined, excised and a full path report.  We have many learned people on this board, but none can give u a definitive answer.  Seeing a dermatologist is your vest course.  Good luck!

          SABKLYN
          Participant

            Good morning,

            Best thing to do is to have it professionally evaluated.  As moles that look bad often are non cancerous and vice-versa, the only way to tell for sure is have it examined, excised and a full path report.  We have many learned people on this board, but none can give u a definitive answer.  Seeing a dermatologist is your vest course.  Good luck!

              Jamie1960
              Participant

                Completely agree – "scary" thing on my scalp turned out to be a benign sebaceous cyst.

                "Insect bite" on my arm turned out to be melanoma.

                Seek professional advice and be agressive when anything presents as either actual melanoma or severe atypia.

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