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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.comI 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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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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