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How is a Spitz nevus treated?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Research indicates that there may be a relationship between a Spitz nevus and melanoma, a deadly type of skin cancer, so the treatment of choice is complete removal of the mole. Your doctor can do this by excision, which means cutting away the mole with a surgical blade.

If you have any moles or suspicious marks or growths on your skin, see your doctor or dermatologist as soon as possible.

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