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‘TikTok Saved My Life,’ User Says After Viewers Tipped Him Off to Problem Mole

A California TikTok user had a mole removed after a dermatologist told him it could have become cancerous

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A California man says social media might have saved his life, NBC News reports.

Alex Griswold, 24, says that after he posted a lighthearted video on TikTok last month, viewers urged him to have the mole on his back checked out by a doctor.

Two people who saw Griwold's "what it's like being married" video warned him that the mole looked cancerous.

On Friday, Griswold posted new content to the short-video sharing app in which he says, "Because of two kind strangers I avoided skin cancer."

The software developer with nearly 476,000 TikTok followers said a week after viewers noticed the irregular growth, he went to a dermatologist who performed a biopsy. A week later, he was told it needed to be removed. On Tuesday, he had the mole and an area around it cut out, he said.

Read the full story on NBCNews.com.

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