How can I tell if my mole is benign or not?

I have a small mole on the inside of my cheek. I just noticed it, so I'm not sure if it has grown in size or changed shape. How can I tell if it's benign or not?

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Answered by Aesthetic Surgery and Dermatology offices of Adrienne E. Stewart

Please see a board-certified dermatologist to ascertain whether a biopsy would be appropriate.

Published on Apr 12, 2016

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Answered by Aesthetic Surgery and Dermatology offices of Adrienne E. Stewart

Please see a board-certified dermatologist to ascertain whether a biopsy would be appropriate.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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