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Skin Cancer

Three new moles

10/13/2008

Question:

I have three new moles come up on me within the last six months. First one that come up is between by breast. The other two are on my left arm. I have 4 brown ones on my back that have never changed. And I have several tiny ones all over my neck. Is this something that I need to be concerned about. If you could help me I would be grateful.

Answer:

I would like to know of any personal and family history of atypical/abnormal moles or melanoma. Are the moles itchy, painful, bleeding? Also, have you had any new symptoms of weight loss, fever, chills, shortness of breath, chest pain, nausea, vomiting, severe headaches, tingling of extremities?

If you answer yes to any of these questions, please have your lesions be evaluated by a dermatologist.

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Response by:

Jeremy S Bordeaux, MD, MPH Jeremy S Bordeaux, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Dermatology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University