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How common is an atypical mole?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Atypical moles are quite common. Studies show that about one person in 10 has at least one atypical mole. An atypical mole is a small growth on the skin that is usually tan or brown. While common moles are round, an atypical mole has irregular edges. If you think you have an atypical mole, ask a doctor to examine it.

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