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White Mole
Bigmama1950 posted:
I discovered a mole on my back, upper right shoulder about 2 weeks ago. My son took a look at it and said it was white, with a little "stick" growing out of it. I had him pull it off; there is no pain with this. It's slightly raised. One of the ladies I work with looked at it today and said it looks like a mole, but she'd never seen one like it before. Do I need to worry abou this or go see a dermatologist?
Skin Cancer Foundation
Michael W Steppie, MD responded:
Moles, brown spots and growths on the skin are usually harmless — but not always. As I often recommend, perform monthly skin examinations of your entire body and watch for unusual marks or changes to your skin. I suggest that you see a dermatologist promptly and have a look at the following link from, which will inform you about the ABCDEs, warning signs of melanoma.

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