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Are there any alternative treatments for an atypical mole?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Using alternative treatments for atypical moles isn't recommended. An atypical mole is an irregularly shaped dark spot on the skin, usually about a quarter inch to a half inch in diameter. If you have an atypical mole, let your dermatologist examine it. Having an atypical mole increases your risk for melanoma, a type of skin cancer. Don't attempt to treat an atypical mole on your own.

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