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Abnormal growths, discoloration, or other changes of the skin may indicate the presence of disease.
If you or your doctor notice changes to your skin, your doctor may suspect a type of skin disease or cancer.
Skin disease takes many forms:
Because it's not possible to determine what kind of skin disease is present through observation alone, your doctor may refer you for further testing, which may include performing a biopsy.
The pathologist will examine your skin tissue biopsy sample and provide a diagnosis that will help your doctor formulate the most appropriate treatment plan for you.
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