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Can a scratched mole cause skin cancer?

Hi, large cockatoo at store bit me in the mole on my shoulder scratching the top of the mole. The mole is about 4 mm in diameter and raised a bit above the skin surface and of dark brown color. I'm worrying of consequences now, particularily skin cancer . After 2 days the wound is still red inside. Should I take immediate action and what exactly if so? Thank you.
Asked On : Tue, 20 Jul 2010
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Biting by a cuckoo cannot induce cancer formation from a normal benign mole. Two days is too early to expect an improvement. It will take at least 5-7 days for scab to form depending on the size of the wound. You can apply an antiseptic ointment for early recovery.
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Dr. Rakhi Tayal

Answered: Tue, 6 Sep 2011
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