11 Questions You Should Ask Your Dermatologist
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How many abnormal moles should I have biopsied? And does it really decrease my chances of getting skin cancer?If you're mole-y and/or at high risk for skin cancer, chances are you've had some spots removed. And while some dermatologists are biopsy-happy and fare on the cautious side, interestingly enough, Dr. Moy says it doesn't necessary decrease your chances of getting skin cancer. This is because skin cancer typically arises from new moles -- not pre-existing ones.
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