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What does a cancerous mole look like?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Cancerous moles will probably look different than the rest of your moles. Look for moles that have changed shape or bleed. If they're asymmetrical, larger than a pencil eraser or differently colored throughout, these may be signs that the mole isn't healthy. You should always have a doctor examine any moles that look like this.

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