5 Signs of Cancerous Skin Moles

Skin moles are things that most people have today and that are generally seen as normal. Unfortunately, some of these can also be signs of cancer. It’s important for people to know what to look for when they are inspecting their moles. Going to a dermatologist is the best choice whenever something questionable comes up. They will be able to send a piece of the skin in for lab testing. From there the results will lead to determining whether or not someone has certain forms of cancer.

What are the 5 signs of cancerous skin moles?

  1. Asymmetry. The shape of both sides of the mole should be symmetrical to one another. For example, if it were to be cut in half, would both sides look the same? An irregular shape is one of the biggest warning signs that people look over. Sometimes this can change over time, which means it’s important to inspect these often.
  2. Border. The border of a healthy mole will generally be round or oval. It should also feel smooth to the touch. Cancerous moles will have uneven borders and a lot of different spots on them.
  3. Color. Most of the healthy growths that are seen on the skin are just one solid color. Those that tend to be cancerous will have two or three different shades of colors on them. Colors can range from black to red and sometimes even tan.
  4. Diameter. A large growth can be an obvious sign of any stage of cancer. Most moles are generally small and around the size of a pencil eraser. Anything larger than that should be checked out by a dermatologist. This is especially true for a growth that continues to get larger each year.
  5. Elevation and Evolution. Moles that evolve from normal to dangerous looking need to be inspected. This includes any growth that has changed in size, color, or shape. Some moles might look regular for years but that doesn’t mean they will stay that way. When it comes to elevation in one of these growths, something that is uneven can be dangerous. Most moles are generally flat and even to the touch.

Everyone should inspect themselves and have other people help out with body parts they can’t see. Moles can hide just about anywhere, but are more prominent on the face and back. Anything that doesn’t look right should be taken to the doctor right away. It’s never a good idea to hope for the best, especially when it comes to cancer.

Doctors are able to catch a lot of skin cancer cases in their early stages because people get checked out yearly. The survival rate in the early stages is much higher than it is for those that come later. Most appointments only take around 15 minutes and the results come back within a couple of weeks.

Removal can be done at home or by a professional for growths that aren’t cancerous. This makes it easy to clear up the skin without having to deal with any leftover scars! Most removal options for home can be found by doing research online.

Mark has been writing articles for behealthy24.com to help people find out about beauty secrets. This website is also a great place to find information about skin cancer and methods of benign mole removal.

Comments

  1. Darlynapple says:

    this is so helpful, especially to those you don’t have knowledge about it. People need to know about it, for them to check if they have a cancer. Thank you for posting this! i’ll check on my moles later 🙂

  2. Darlynapple says:

    What a helpful information especially to those who don’t have knowledge about this! I never thought even moles have to deal with cancer. I;ll check on my moles later, how I wish I don’t have a cancer. thank you!

  3. Mary Ann Regulado says:

    This is so helpful information . By this i can now be able to monitor my moles closely and visit a dermatologist once a year for a thorough skin examination. Thanks for this information you have provided with us because by this , I Learned to identify irregular moles in my body .

  4. thanks to this article, now i now how important to now the signs of moles.. I have so many moles on my face and i want to now whats the meaning of this, so now i have already the idea where to go.

  5. AP Medina says:

    This article is very helpful. Especially to those people with big moles on their body. I remember back then when my sister was advised by the doctor to remove the mole on her face after becoming itchy for weeks. I was still young that time and didn’t know what the exact reason was.

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