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Laser mole removal without biopsy, cancer risk?

I had laser mole removal done today on two raised dark moles on my face, i've been reading that it is pretty standard practice to biopsy moles before removing them, the doctor however did not take a biopsy of them. Now i am worried if they happened to be cancerous, how will i be able to tell and what will happen?
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1711789 tn?1361311607
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Hi there!

It is not required to biopsy normal looking moles that are removed for cosmetic reasons. Moles that develop recent changes with colour, size, texture, margins etc. have a high risk of cancer and the ones that are biopsied as a standard practice.
Hope this information helps.

Take care!
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Thanks for your help!
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