When Should I Worry About A Mole?

Moles are ordinarily harmless, but these small dark spots on your skin can sometimes Mostly a skin cancer known as melanoma. Melanoma can be very serious if it is not spotted and treated quickly.

Noticing that one of your moles is changing can be worrying, but it is important to remember that most moles won’t cause any problems, and most people are not affected by skin cancer. Melanoma is relatively rare. But take steps to protect yourself – check your moles regularly and make sure that you are protecting yourself from sun damage as this can increase the risk of skin cancer.

How Can Moles Cause Problems?

Moles are very common and some of us have them in massive numbers. Set aside some time every few months to check your skin. Take a close look at all of your moles, using a mirror or asking a friend to help check any moles in hard-to-see places. You might want to take photos of your moles so that you can keep track of any changes. You should look out for any of the following signs that could commemorate that a mole has been abnormal.

It is also important to check the rest of your skin too, as skin cancer doesn’t ever always develop inside moles. If you notice anything unwonted, consult Our Best dermatologist, Dr. Raj Kirit.

Signs of Skin Cancer in Moles

Moles can have quite a variable appearance. Often, they look like small, dark, round marks on your skin that can be raised. Sometimes they have hair growing from them and sometimes they can be skin-colored. If your indications are that one of your moles is changing quickly in any of the following ways then consult Our Best dermatologist.

You should be concerned about a mole that is:

  • Growing
  • Changing in color
  • Becoming less symmetrical
  • Developing a blurred border
  • Crusty or bleeding
  • Appearing where there wasn’t a mole there before
  • Changing in any other way

Check your moles daily so that you can spot any signs of trouble as soon as possible. Being more familiar with your moles will also enable you to detect any changes early. Look out for the ‘ugly duckling’ mole that stands out from all of the others – probably it is larger or darker than the rest.

Other Risk Factors for Melanoma

Anyone can be affected by skin cancer, but you are much likely to develop melanoma if:

  • You have lots of moles, as melanoma is more likely to develop within moles
  • Lots of your moles are unusual looking
  • You have a fair complexion that burns very easily in the sun
  • You spend a lot of time outdoors in the sun
  • You have had sunburn or tanned a lot in the past
  • You have used sunbeds in the past
  • You don’t regularly use sunscreen or other forms of sun protection
  • Another member or members of your family has/have been impressed, by melanoma, particularly at a young age

Anyone can be affected by skin cancer, but you are much likely to develop melanoma if:

When to See a Doctor concerning a Mole?

If you notice any suspicious changes in a mole then you should see a doctor as soon as possible.Our dermatologist will make an extended assessment of your skin and risk factors and may recommend removing it. Once the mole has been removed, it will be tested in the lab to confirm whether it was cancerous and that all of the cancer cells have been removed. As long as melanomas are treated quickly, it should be possible to remove the whole tumor so that it won’t cause any problems.

In about 75% of cases, there won’t be any need for further treatment once the mole has been removed. Sometimes, additional treatment will be required to eliminate any remaining cancer cells. In a small number of cases, cancer will have spread to other parts of the body before it was detected. Treatment can still help, but melanoma can be fatal if it isn’t treated promptly.

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