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What does it mean when a leg mole gets bigger?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
When a leg mole suddenly gets bigger, it could indicate that skin cancer is growing inside. Skin cancer comes about when skin cells inside of moles change and grow out of control. This can take years to notice. Skin cancer, or melanoma, can causes a mole to get wider and higher as the cancer cells build up inside. Have a doctor check any moles that have changed in size, appearance, color, or shape.

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