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Yes!: A "regular" mole can change into a "bad" mole representing the most dangerous type of skin cancer called melanoma. "ABCDG" is way to distinguish bad from good moles: A: asymmetric can be bad B: hazy border can be bad C: Red, blue, green, dark brown and black changes can be bad D: larger than 1cm can be bad G: growth or change in size/shape can be bad See dermatologist for new mole or changed mole. ...Read more
Have what I thought were varicosities but OBGYN thinks are regular moles on labia. I saw also a new small mole on perineum. I'm 30 and 9.5m postpartum?
Could a flat mole (single freckle/beauty mark) become cancerous like regular past the surface moles do?
Yes: The presence of a flat mole, one that is irregular in shape and has variegated colors withi grey and dark brown areas represent the superficial moles that undergo malignant transformation leading to a nodular growth. The superficial melanomas less than 1mm thick are for the most part in-situ but as thickness (Breslow) develops , not so much as depth of penetration (Clark),it is now invasive. ...Read more
Nevus excisiom: Moles are known as nevi to doctors. Nevi can be regular or irregular, and can rarely evolve into melanoma. These are often removed under local anesthesia. This means that lidocain can be injected beneath the skin, and the lesion is removed with a small healthy margin of skin around it. They are often sent to a pathologist to make sure they are not irregular or cancerous ...Read more
My mole has changed.it was brown and round with regular borders now it's with black dots and irregular borders.It's size is 5mm.Should i be concerned?
ABCD melanoma: When in doubt, ask your pmd to check on the mole for you to confirm. It will be suspicious if there is change in the size ( gets bigger), looks asymmetric, has different colors, irregular border and if you have symptoms like bleeding, itches etc. The image here gives you an example how the melanoma looks like. However sometimes, the abnormality is not that dramatic. Ask your doctor to check it. ...Read more