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a 5mm mole on my stomach. It is medium brown

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I have a 5mm mole on my stomach. It is medium brown all over (no black/dark sports) it is completley flat and is not itchy or uncomfortable. However it is a little uneven around the edges. I do have picturs but unable to upload them. I am going to go to the doctors when I can get an appoitment.

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replied July 5th, 2011
Skin Cancer Answer A24716
Hi, and thanks for your medical question on eHealth forum!

Normally it would be benign. However, any rough mole with irregular edges should be tested for cancer. A biopsy should be done. Hope this helps. Take care!

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