Dermatology/mole

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I had a brown mole about  size of pencil eraser.it was normal looking but did not heal.if it was squamous cancer on my cheek could it spread in a month.how ofyen do they  spread.the mole was not deep on surface of my cheek

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Skin cancers like Basel Cell and Squamous Cell carcinomas rarely spread internally unless the cancer lesion has been on the skin for years. Melanoma, however, is different. The deeper it penetrates the skin the greater the likelihood of spreading internally to your organs.

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