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Tests to diagnose

Your doctor examines and removes the abnormal area of skin. If you have melanoma skin cancer, you have a second operation to remove more tissue. 

Looking at your mole (dermoscopy)

What happens when you go to the skin (dermatology) clinic for an abnormal mole.

Removing your mole (excision biopsy)

How doctors remove your mole to see if it is melanoma skin cancer.

Last reviewed: 
12 Feb 2016

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