Moles are spots or raised growths on your body that appear on the skin mostly during childhood and adolescence. Some moles grow, darken, or lighten. People with lighter skin tend to have more moles. Moles are usually:
A change in an existing mole or an entirely new mole in adulthood is commonly the first sign of melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer.
Track new or existing moles with these helpful ABCDEs of melanoma:
If you detect any of these signs, make an appointment to see Dr. Anderson.
Here are helpful tips on how to examine moles on your skin:
If a mole is affecting your appearance or is just bothering you, Dr. Anderson can surgically remove it during a short office visit. During the procedure, she cuts out the entire mole and stitches the skin shut, when necessary. She then sends it out to a lab to be inspected.
No. Never try to remove a mole by yourself at home. It might seem easier and more convenient, but there are three key reasons why you should let a dermatologist like Dr. Anderson handle the procedure for you:
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