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Are halo moles dangerous?

Are halo moles dangerous?

Halo: Halo moles are not uncommon. It is the darker mole itself that must be evaluated by a dermatologist to determine if an abnormal or cancerous mole is present. In many cases the mole is normal . Either way , have the lesion evaluated. ...Read more

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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Are black moles dangerous? What do they mean?

Moles : While not all black moles are skin cancer, very dark or black pigment is found in many melanoma skin cancers . See a dermatologist for any suspicious mole. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous when the moles on your face start to spread?

Is it dangerous when the moles on your face start to  spread?

Melanoma: If spreading you mean that you are getting more moles of brownish color then there may not be a reason worry. If a specific mole starts showing enlargement or little moles on its margin, then it may reason to visit a dermatologist to rule out melanoma. ...Read more

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Is having a lot of cherry moles dangerous im 61 yr old female how can I remove them?

Cherry moles : Cherry hemangiomas are sometimes referred to as cherry moles. They are not moles but rather collections of blood cells . Hemangiomas or cherry hemangiomas are common and non dangerous. See a dermatologist to evaluate your condition to make sure these lesions are hemangiomas and nothing more. ...Read more

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I was born with skin colored mole on my face. Recently it increased in size slightly.are such type of moles dangerous?

Need visit to MD: Any change in the size or color of a mole should be evaluated by your health care provider. It is prob nothing, but needs to be seen to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to peel off moles by bleeding them and then taking them off i tried this to some moles , and I am very worried i'm 16 years old ?

Yes: Definitely do not try to take off your own moles. They may become infected and then you have much more to deal with. In addition, you want them taken off properly so they may be biopsied to make sure they're not bad or malignant. ...Read more

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What happens once you remove a dangerous/harmful mole?

What happens once you remove a dangerous/harmful mole?

Depends: First, I am assuming this was not a skin cancer, right? If it was just a benign mole that was harmful by its location or symptoms or a dangerous (pre-cancerous) mole, nothing happens except healing of the site and conversion to, hopefully, an acceptable scar. If the mole was pre-cancerous, you need to be checked for others periodically (every year or so) by a dermatologist. Avoid the sun, also. ...Read more

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Are halo moles (white circle around mole) dangerous for your health?

Depends: On your age and history. Most halo nevi (moles) occur in young people and represent the body's immune mchanism getting rid of the moles. However, the immune system can also attack cancerous moles (melanoma) and give a halo-like appearance. Best to have all halo nevi evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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Is it true that if you remove a dangerous mole in your skin it could multiply or destroy your skin?

Is it true that if you remove a dangerous mole in your skin it could multiply or destroy your skin?

No: This seems to be an old world belief, much like "you go to the hospital to die". The fact is, it's exactly contrary to the truth. Removing moles judged by a qualified professional to be "dangerous" can save a life, and certainly minimize future, more major treatments. ...Read more

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Is a mole on the areola dangerous?

Is a mole on the areola dangerous?

Mole on the areola: Any mole which is changing in color size shape symptoms should be checked out. Remember the abcd e's of melanoma and realize that these lesions can occur virtually anywhere on the body. Go see a dermatologist now! no excuses! do it! ...Read more

Dr. Coyle Connolly
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Nevi (Definition)

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