I have a mole on my scalp that has recently

Patient : 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 :   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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