I have a mole on my scalp that has recently

Patient

Q: I have a mole on my scalp that has recently become painful at times, and scabs over. Could this be skin cancer? I have a picture.

Doctor

A:   Hello,
Thank you for your medical query at AskTheDoctor.com

I understand your concern.
Benign moles normally do not change texture. When a mole starts changing texture, turns itchy, or increases in size, it should be examined immediately and if required a biopsy should be taken.
So, please confirm with a dermatologist and proceed.

Hope this was helpful,
Regards

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