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What is a brown shaded spot on the heel of the food?

my mom has a brown shaded spot on the heel of her foot. I m thinking it s a sign of melanoma because the borders aren t defined and it has black spots mixed in with the brown shade. Then I see small spots down her back in a vertical line. I m wondering if it is in fact melanoma?
Mon, 2 Jun 2014
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Hi,
Thanks for writing to us.
Your mother's brown spot on heel could be a simple naevi, mole,wart, trauma induced haematoma etc.
The diagnosis can only be confirmed by seeing the lesion. I would suggest that you meet a doctor nearby. If the lesion looks suspicious it should be sent for biopsy.
Hope this helped.
Take care
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