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What is an atypical mole?

Atypical moles are moles that have irregular shape, color, are large, or shaped oddly. Moles of concern should be shown to a doctor. If the doctor is also concerned he or she may remove a part or all of the mole and send it to a laboratory to be checked under a microscope.

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