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Procedure - Mole Biopsy

Moles are small, dark brown spots on the skin that are very common and are caused by groups of pigmented cells. Most people begin to develop moles as children and throughout adolescence. Moles can develop on any part of the body, including the scalp and under your nails. Many moles fade or disappear entirely, and are completely harmless. However, some moles can become cancerous. If you have noticed a recent change in one of your moles and the surrounding skin tissue, it’s time to come into Ogden Clinic in Utah to see if you need a mole biopsy.

Watch for the following signs, which may indicate that the mole is cancerous.

  • Asymmetrical shape: The mole is not even and one half does not look like the other half.
  • Border: Moles that are melanoma have irregular or scalloped borders.
  • Color: Moles that have changed color or have uneven color may be cancerous.
  • Diameter: Look for moles that have grown more than ¼ inch.
  • Evolving: Watch for moles that change in shape, size, or color, especially moles where part of all of the mole turns black.

If any of these changes have occurred, your doctor may recommend a mole biopsy to determine if the growth is skin cancer. There are two types of mole biopsy at Ogden Clinic including:

Shave Biopsy

For this type of biopsy, your doctor will use a sharp tool, like a scalpel or razor, to remove part of the mole. This will typically cause bleeding which is stopped by pressure and a topical medication.

Excisional Biopsy

This procedure will involve cutting off the entire mole and the layer of fat beneath the skin, under the mole. For this biopsy, the wound will need to be closed with stitches to prevent bleeding and infection.

After your mole biopsy at Ogden Clinic in Utah, you will need to follow the care instructions provided by your doctor to keep the wound clean. Once your mole is biopsied in a laboratory, your doctor will recommend further treatments, should the mole be cancerous.

Are you concerned about a mole that has recently changed in color or size? Contact Ogden Clinic to schedule an appointment for a mole biopsy at one of our Utah offices.

Kelly  Amann, DO, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Grand View

Amann, Kelly, DO
3485 West 5200 South
Roy, UT
801-475-3900
Elisabeth  Anderson, PA-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Professional Center North

Anderson, Elisabeth, PA-C
4650 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
801-475-3000
Brett  Arbon, FNP-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Mountain View

Arbon, Brett, FNP-C
1100 West 2700 North
Pleasant View, UT
801-475-3600
Chase  Bailey, DNP, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Grand View

Bailey, Chase, DNP
3485 West 5200 South
Roy, UT
801-475-3900
Enrique  Baires, MD, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Grand View

Baires, Enrique, MD
3485 West 5200 South
Roy, UT
801-475-3900
Carolyn  Belfry, MD, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Mountain View

Belfry, Carolyn, MD
1100 West 2700 North
Pleasant View, UT
801-475-3600
Candace  Bielik, PA-C, Family Medicine,  South Ogden Family Medicine - Ogden Clinic

Bielik, Candace, PA-C
5740 Crestwood Dr
Ogden, UT
801-479-7771
Daniel  Broadbent, MD, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Farmington

Broadbent, Daniel, MD
991 W. Shepard Lane
Farmington, UT
801-397-6080
Michael  Browne, PA-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Canyon View

Browne, Michael, PA-C
1159 East 12th Street
Ogden, UT
801-475-3700
Stephen  Bruce, MD, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  South Ogden Family Medicine - Ogden Clinic

Bruce, Stephen, MD
5740 Crestwood Dr
Ogden, UT
801-479-7771
Bridger  Butters, PA-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Cope Family Medicine - Ogden Clinic

Butters, Bridger, PA-C
185 S 400 E
Bountiful, UT
801-298-4112
Daniel  Chappell, DO, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  McKay-Dee Hospital – Laborist Program, Farmington, LDS Hospital - Labor and Delivery Services, Lakeview Hospital - Labor and Delivery Services

Chappell, Daniel, DO
4401 Harrison Blvd.
Ogden, UT
801-397-6080
D. Carl  Christensen, FNP-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Davis Family Physicians - Ogden Clinic

Christensen, D. Carl, FNP-C
3225 W. Gordon Ave
Layton, UT
801-397-6150
Lane  Christensen, DNP, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Professional Center North

Christensen, Lane, DNP
4650 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
801-475-3000
Mark  Christian, MD, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Cope Family Medicine - Ogden Clinic

Christian, Mark, MD
185 S 400 E
Bountiful, UT
801-298-4112
Van  Christiansen, MD, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Mountain View

Christiansen, Van, MD
1100 West 2700 North
Pleasant View, UT
801-475-3600
Samantha  Clarkson, FNP-C, Family Medicine,  South Ogden Family Medicine - Ogden Clinic

Clarkson, Samantha, FNP-C
5740 Crestwood Dr
Ogden, UT
801-479-7771
David  Cope, MD, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Cope Family Medicine - Ogden Clinic, LDS Hospital - Labor and Delivery Services, Lakeview Hospital - Labor and Delivery Services

Cope, David, MD
185 S 400 E
Bountiful, UT
801-298-4112
Jennifer  Crafton, FNP-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Cope Family Medicine - Ogden Clinic

Crafton, Jennifer, FNP-C
185 S 400 E
Bountiful, UT
801-298-4112
Christopher  Davis, DO, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Davis Family Physicians - Ogden Clinic

Davis, Christopher, DO
3225 W. Gordon Ave
Layton, UT
801-397-6150
Rebecca  Dunn, PA-C, Dermatology,  Professional Center North

Dunn, Rebecca, PA-C
4650 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
801-475-3090
Darek  Eggleston, DO, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Mountain View

Eggleston, Darek, DO
1100 West 2700 North
Pleasant View, UT
801-475-3600
Roxina  Fischer, FNP-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Skyline

Fischer, Roxina, FNP-C
6112 South 1550 East
South Ogden, UT
801-475-3800
Rodney  Grogan, PA-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Grand View

Grogan, Rodney, PA-C
3485 West 5200 South
Roy, UT
801-475-3900
Michael  Hadley, MD, Dermatology,  Bountiful

Hadley, Michael, MD
1560 S. Renaissance Towne Drive
Bountiful, UT
801-397-6100
Jason  Hadley, MD, Dermatology,  Professional Center North, Bountiful

Hadley, Jason, MD
4650 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
801-397-6100
Matthew  Hagemeyer, MD, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Canyon View

Hagemeyer, Matthew, MD
1159 East 12th Street
Ogden, UT
801-475-3700
Lane  Heder, PA-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Davis Family Physicians - Ogden Clinic

Heder, Lane, PA-C
3225 W. Gordon Ave
Layton, UT
801-397-6150
Lea  Hedstrom, PA-C, Dermatology,  Professional Center North

Hedstrom, Lea, PA-C
4650 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
801-475-3090
John  Hemmersmeier, MD, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  South Ogden Family Medicine - Ogden Clinic

Hemmersmeier, John, MD
5740 Crestwood Dr
Ogden, UT
801-479-7771
Shelby  Holmes, FNP-C, Family Medicine,  Canyon View

Holmes, Shelby, FNP-C
1159 East 12th Street
Ogden, UT
801-475-3700
Eric  Johnson, PA-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Canyon View

Johnson, Eric, PA-C
1159 East 12th Street
Ogden, UT
801-475-3700
Kelsey  Johnson, PA-C, Dermatology,  Mountain View

Johnson, Kelsey, PA-C
1100 West 2700 North
Pleasant View, UT
801-475-3600
Makinzee  Kemp, PA-C, Dermatology,  Mountain View, Davis Family Physicians - Ogden Clinic

Kemp, Makinzee, PA-C
1100 West 2700 North
Pleasant View, UT
801-397-6125
Brittany  Kester, PA-C, ATC, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Canyon View

Kester, Brittany, PA-C, ATC
1159 East 12th Street
Ogden, UT
801-475-3700
Dallen  Larson, PA-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Professional Center North

Larson, Dallen, PA-C
4650 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
801-475-3000
Todd  Lythgoe, PA-C, Dermatology,  Professional Center North, Grand View, Bountiful

Lythgoe, Todd, PA-C
4650 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
801-397-6100
Damon  Marsh, PA-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Mountain View

Marsh, Damon, PA-C
1100 West 2700 North
Pleasant View, UT
801-475-3600
Brian  Mattsson, PA-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Mountain View

Mattsson, Brian, PA-C
1100 West 2700 North
Pleasant View, UT
801-475-3600
Lisa  Miconi-Correa, FNP-BC, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  South Ogden Family Medicine - Ogden Clinic

Miconi-Correa, Lisa, FNP-BC
5740 Crestwood Dr
Ogden, UT
801-479-7771
Roark  Neville, MD, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Davis Family Physicians - Ogden Clinic

Neville, Roark, MD
3225 W. Gordon Ave
Layton, UT
801-397-6150
Grace  O'Brien, DO, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Skyline

O'Brien, Grace, DO
6112 South 1550 East
South Ogden, UT
801-475-3800
Christine  Packard, PA-C, Dermatology,  Bountiful

Packard, Christine, PA-C
1560 S. Renaissance Towne Drive
Bountiful, UT
801-397-6100
Shelby  Pitts, FNP-C, Family Medicine,  Skyline

Pitts, Shelby, FNP-C
6112 South 1550 East
South Ogden, UT
801-475-3800
Lori  Ramirez, MD, Dermatology,  Mountain View, Davis Family Physicians - Ogden Clinic

Ramirez, Lori, MD
1100 West 2700 North
Pleasant View, UT
801-397-6125
Greg  Reeves, PA-C, Dermatology,  Professional Center North

Reeves, Greg, PA-C
4650 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
801-475-3090
Kerry  Reynolds, PA-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Canyon View

Reynolds, Kerry, PA-C
1159 East 12th Street
Ogden, UT
801-475-3700
Rebecca  Sandberg, FNP-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Cope Family Medicine - Ogden Clinic

Sandberg, Rebecca, FNP-C
185 S 400 E
Bountiful, UT
801-298-4112
J. David Schmitz, MD, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Canyon View

Schmitz, J., MD
1159 East 12th Street
Ogden, UT
801-475-3700
Emily  Shanafelt, FNP-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Grand View

Shanafelt, Emily, FNP-C
3485 West 5200 South
Roy, UT
801-475-3900
Nancy  Shina, FNP-C, Dermatology,  Professional Center North

Shina, Nancy, FNP-C
4650 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
801-475-3000
Lisa  Stephens, PA-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Davis Family Physicians - Ogden Clinic

Stephens, Lisa, PA-C
3225 W. Gordon Ave
Layton, UT
801-397-6150
Kimberly  Taggart, FNP-C, Family Medicine,  Farmington

Taggart, Kimberly, FNP-C
991 W. Shepard Lane
Farmington, UT
801-397-6080
Chad  Tingey, MD, Dermatology,  Professional Center North

Tingey, Chad, MD
4650 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
801-475-3090
Raymond  Ward, MD, PhD, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Cope Family Medicine - Ogden Clinic

Ward, Raymond, MD, PhD
185 S 400 E
Bountiful, UT
801-298-4112
Amanda  Ward, FNP-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  South Ogden Family Medicine - Ogden Clinic

Ward, Amanda, FNP-C
5740 Crestwood Dr
Ogden, UT
801-298-4112
Michelle  Wasden, PA-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Mountain View

Wasden, Michelle, PA-C
1100 West 2700 North
Pleasant View, UT
801-475-3600
Renee  West, MD, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Professional Center North

West, Renee, MD
4650 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
801-475-3000
Ryan  Westbroek, FNP-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Skyline

Westbroek, Ryan, FNP-C
6112 South 1550 East
South Ogden, UT
801-475-3800
Kayleen  Wilson, FNP-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Grand View

Wilson, Kayleen, FNP-C
3485 West 5200 South
Roy, UT
801-475-3900
Darin  Winn, MD, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Professional Center North

Winn, Darin, MD
4650 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
801-475-3000
Kurtis (K.C.)  Woolf, MD, Family Medicine,  Grand View, Davis Family Physicians - Ogden Clinic

Woolf, Kurtis (K.C.), MD
3485 West 5200 South
Roy, UT
801-475-3900
Jessica  Wozab, PA-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Grand View

Wozab, Jessica, PA-C
3485 West 5200 South
Roy, UT
801-475-3900