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How many mildly atypical moles eventually turn into melanoma and how long this process can take?

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is there any data or information on how many mildly aytpical moles eventually turn into melanoma, and how long this process can take?
Posted Thu, 30 Aug 2012 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Harish Naik 26 hours later
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It is very difficult to say without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided.
DYSPLASTIC NEVI (atypical moles) are unusual benign moles that may resemble melanoma. People who have them are at increased risk of developing single or multiple melanomas. The higher the number of these moles someone has, the higher the risk; those who have 10 or more have 12 times the risk of developing melanoma compared to the general population. Dysplastic nevi are found significantly more often in melanoma patients than in the general population.
I advice you to see dermatologist, as most of the moles are simple one and does not have any significance. So it will better if you see dermatologist for examination and also to know whether it is atypical one or not.
Hope I have provided the information you needed.
Wish you good health. Take care.
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