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Does this mole look cancerous?

I have this mole on the left side of my chest and I have no access to a doctor until next week and I am worried that it will be too late by then if ever I have melanoma.

This mole never was itchy but I had a compulsion to pick and scratch at it with the hopes of removing it. It was smaller before as far as I can remember and it has gotten bigger it seems after I started picking at it and scratching at it.

I think I may have removed a portion of it before from scratching at it then it must have grown back again bigger, although I'm not sure.
It may be irritated from scratching or it could be Melanoma, I have no clue.

I am a 20 year old South-East Asian male.

I've included a photo, any help and advice is greatly appreciated.

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Thanks for answering, I just had a check-up last week and the dermatologist said I was safe and that it didn't look cancerous at all.
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The mole is growing bigger because of regrowth of the nevus. Recurrent nevus is a melantic skin lesion which clinically resembles a superficial spreading melanoma at the site of a recent shave removal of a nevus. What happens is that melanocytes left behind in the wound regrow in an abnormal pattern. This is accompanied by scarring, inflammation, and blood vessel changes and this both the clinical and histologic impression of a melanoma.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.

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