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What are dysplastic nevi (atypical moles)?

Dysplastic nevi, known as atypical moles, are growths on the skin. Atypical moles are skin cells (melanocytes) that grow in a cluster instead of being spread throughout the skin. Moles, including atypical moles, appear in childhood either alone or in groups. Atypical moles look different than normal moles. While most atypical moles don’t become cancerous, it’s important to know the difference between an atypical mole and skin cancer (melanoma).


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Here at Parkview, you’ll be cared for by a dedicated team of skin cancer specialists and sub-specialists, not a general oncologist who treats all types of cancer.

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