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Does this mole look like it could be cancerous?

Postby tristan » Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:01 pm

My boyfriend has a mole on his lower back that I'm worried looks like a melanoma mole.

Can anyone who knows anything about this tell me if this is something we should go get checked out? I mean we are going to anyway eventually to make sure, but I'm just curious as to whether it definitely looks like it is, or just looks like a normal mole to anyone with knowledge on this.

Please help! Thanks a lot for your opinions!

http://tinypic.com/r/1p8qxz/6
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Does this mole look like it could be cancerous?

Postby harvey » Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:11 pm

just tell him to go to a dermatologist regardless, its better to be safe then sorry. Just in case
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Does this mole look like it could be cancerous?

Postby paschal » Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:13 pm

Know your ABCDE's of melanoma:

A - asymmetrical

B - fuzzy or jagged border

C - more than one color

D - diameter bigger than 6mm

E - elevation - mole is raised

This one looks pretty symmetrical, border looks clean, looks like it is all one color, can't tell how big it is and can't tell if it is elevated.

If you are concerned have it checked. Melanoma is very preventable as long as you get it checked.
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