View Full Version : When removing a benign raised mole, is there an increased risk of developing cancer?

08-14-2009, 05:48 PM
I read this somewhere and wanted to know if anyone on this board has heard of this.

08-14-2009, 06:05 PM
Part II:

I am going to the dermatologist on Tuesday, but I am freaking out.

The raised mole seems to be hurting. I think (but not sure, haven't been paying too much attention until the mole was bothering me) about an inch away from the mole, a smaller mole (not raised) is appearing that was not there two weeks ago.

Could this be a symptom of a cancerous mole?

There doesn't seem to be much change in the appearance.

08-15-2009, 06:54 AM
No......I have had over 20 moles removed over a 35 year period. Never had one problem with any area where they were taken off. They were mostly benign Nevi......... Hope that helps.....Oleander

08-18-2009, 05:48 AM
Same here - never a problem and I've had them removed all over my body. Slicing it off does not cause it to turn cancerous.

08-19-2009, 04:54 AM
In fact removing the mole you remove the melanocytes in the skin. Usually melanoma develops by changes in the DNA of the melanocytes. There is no senc after removing the melanocytes to increase the risk of melanoma. :wave: