Moles – Dysplastic/Atypical

Dysplastic and atypical moles describe moles that have features that are different from typical benign moles, and could potentially turn into melanoma over time. They may have irregular borders and multiple colors, including shades of brown, black, and pink. It is important to note that not all atypical moles will develop into melanoma, but they can be a risk factor for skin cancer. If a mole changes in size, shape, or color, it should be evaluated by a dermatologist, who can perform a biopsy to determine if further treatment through excision is indicated.

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