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What are possible complications of an atypical mole?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Atypical moles are often harmless, but in some cases they can turn cancerous. The risk of skin cancer rises if you have many atypical moles, and if you have close relatives who have been diagnosed with melanoma, a form of skin cancer. Atypical moles are small growths on the skin. They are usually tan or brown and have an irregular or uneven shape. If you have any suspicious spots or growths on your skin, be sure to consult a dermatologist.

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