By Craig G. Burkhart, MD, MPH

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A black heel lesion proves worrisome

A 20-year-old white college student comes to the office after noticing a dark “mole” on the posterior lateral aspect of his heel about two weeks before. He nervously reports that his girlfriend’s uncle died six months after noticing a dark mole. The young man has no similar lesions, although he received liquid nitrogen therapy for…

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