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What characteristics will a cancerous mole likely have?

What characteristics will a cancerous mole likely have?

ABCDE's of mole chec: Atypical moles that resemble melanoma often has one or all of the following characteristics: a for asymmetry; b for irregular borders; c for lots of different colors (or shades of brown); d for rapidly growing diameter; e for evolving or changing mole. ...Read more

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Dr. Coyle Connolly
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Moles (Definition)

A mole (also called a nevus) is a localized overgrowth of pigment-producing cells (melanocytes) in the skin. Most moles are benign. However, these cells can become cancerous. This is known as melanoma, ...Read more


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Might i get moles checked without any specific symptoms?

Might i get moles checked without any specific symptoms?

Skin exam: Yes you can have a dermatologist perform a skin exam checking for suspicious looking moles without symptoms. Many abnormal moles do not have symptoms such as itch or discomfort but some may. ...Read more

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I seem to be getting more moles on my body, should this be a concern?

ABCs of moles: Look at your moles according to the abcs as warning signs. Asymmetrical? Definite border? More than 1 color? Is diameter bigger than eraser on a pencil? Is it elevated? Does it feel funny or hurt? If these apply, get the mole checked out. For more explanation of the abcs check out: http://www.Afraidtoask.Com/skinca/skinwarning.Html worth getting a "total body check" from dermatologist. ...Read more

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I recently have noticed a lot of moles coming out all over my body.?

I recently have noticed a lot of moles coming out all over my body.?

Dermatology: If you notice a change in a mole it is good to see a dermatologist. Something that looks like a mole causes the most serious cancer of the skin , and since if detected early prevents terrible problems, it is always better to get it checked early. The dermatologist can then help teach you when you should be concerned in the future in your particular situation. ...Read more

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I'm having moles or freckles start appearing out of no where. What does this mean?

Normal: These can represent seborrheic keratosis which are found commonly on the trunk. They appear after age 35 and may have a genetic component. They are removable if they disturb you cosmetically, . ...Read more

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What is the best remedies for removing moles?

Can't think of any: Good question. I have seen on the internet creams and lotions which can be applied to skin lesions, moles, and warts which cause the skin lesion to dry up, scab up and then fall off. I believe you are asking about those treatments. It appears to be some kind of a chemical peel. These treatments are unregulated and unlikely to be fda approved, so i can't in good conscience recommend any. ...Read more

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How to remove moles?

Biopsy: To remove moles we use a small device and the procedure is called punch biopsy, just require topical anesthesia. It is really simple and takes only a few minutes. ...Read more

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What do moles look like?

What do moles look like?

Moles: Moles, known medically as nevi, are clusters of pigmented cells that often appear as small, dark brown spots. However, moles can come in a range of colors and can develop virtually anywhere on your body. Most moles are harmless, but in rare cases, moles may become cancerous. Monitoring moles and other pigmented patches is an important step in detecting skin cancer, especially malignant melanoma. ...Read more

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Nevi (Definition)

Nevi is also known as Birthmark. Nevi is a clinical finding for a pigmented area of skin, such as ...Read more