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How can I prevent a Spitz nevus?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
There is no known way to prevent a Spitz nevus, a type of mole that looks very similar to melanoma, a deadly type of skin cancer. If you have a mole of any kind that looks suspicious or concerns you for any reason, see your doctor or dermatologist for an accurate diagnosis and any necessary treatment.

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