Is a benign nevus a cause for concern?

Posted on Wed, 31 Dec 2014 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: I have had a mole on my back for over 10 years. I recently keep looking at it and from the information i see online I have been concerned about whether the mole is normal looking or is cancerous ... please advise as best you can based on your experience and the picture attached.
Answered by Dr. Ronald Schubert 13 minutes later
Brief Answer:
benign nevus

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for contacting HCM with your health care concerns.

You are worried that a mole on your back maybe abnormal and want us to look at it. The image you attached shows a mole which is oval in size and elevated with uniform coloration throughout the mole. This type of mole is very common and is very benign. The chances of this mole being cancerous is almost non-existent.

I can reassure you that this is a normal mole and you have nothing to worry about

I hope I answered your question. Please contact HCM again with your health related concerns and questions
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
Follow up: Dr. Ronald Schubert 4 hours later
Thank for your reply ... it started to look like there were a couple dark specs and white almost pimply like spots on top of it it - so you don't think those aspects are a cause for concern?
Answered by Dr. Ronald Schubert 12 minutes later
Brief Answer:
No cause for concern

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for sking your question.

The small spots are not indicating any malignant changes. I don't see any changes on your picture to make me think of a malignancy.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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Dr. Ronald Schubert

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