Is Your Mole Normal? What’s Skin Cancer Mole?

Skin Cancer MoleLet’s find out what is skin cancer mole, what causes skin cancer mole and how to protect yourself from this skin cancer?

The other skin cancer details also included for your study.

As you all know moles are simply growths on the skin.

Yes, they are very common. But some moles become cancer.

Sounds dreadful! But this truly happens. Moles, brown spots and growths on the skin are usually harmless but as said not always.

Normally most people have 10-40 moles on their body. But anyone who has more than 100 moles is at greater risk for melanoma. This is called dysplastic nevi. The first signs can appear in one or more of these moles.

That’s why it’s very important to get to know your skin very well and you can recognize any changes in the moles on your body. For that matter check for spots and moles that may be related to skin cancer on the whole body.

Check Out! Now, that you realize that not all moles are normal try looking out for the odd ones. The parts of the body that are repeatedly exposed to the sun are the most skin cancer sites. These areas include the tips of the ears, hands, forearms, head, neck, face, shoulders, back, chests of men, and the back and lower legs of women.

So reading all this one straight forward question strikes your mind, how can I tell if my mole isn’t normal?

Look Out! Detect whether your mole is normal or not and is there any change in a mole or the appearance of a new mole. Most normal moles appear by age 30. Any moles that appear after age 30 should be watched carefully and brought to the attention of your family doctor.

According to the study the  most common signs and symptoms of skin cancer mole are in the ABCDE rule

  • A for asymmetry: A mole that doesn’t look the same on both sides when divided equally
  • B for border: A mole with edges that is blurry or jagged
  • C for color: Changes in the color of a mole, including darkening, spread of color, loss of color, or the appearance of multiple colors such as blue, red, white, pink, purple or gray. Yes, so many colors is possible
  • D for diameter: A mole larger than 1/4 inch in diameter
  • E for elevation: A mole that is raised above the level of the skin and has an uneven surface

Apart from the above common signs other signs include

  • A scaly or crusted growth on the skin
  • A mole that bleeds
  • A fast-growing mole
  • A sore that won’t heal
  • A mole that itches

Find out why and what you can do to protect yourself from skin cancer mole and other skin disorders.

  • Stay safe in the sun or avoid the sun, especially from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., when the sun’s rays are the strongest.
  • Don’t use tanning booths or sunlamps.
  • Check your skin yourself every month for signs of skin cancer.
  • Wear protective clothing and hats.

So if you see an area on your skin that looks unusual, ask your family doctor about it.

Please note that sun exposure doesn’t explain melanomas or other skin cancers that develop on skin not ordinarily exposed to sunlight. Heredity may play a role too. Skin cancer mole can also develop from exposure to toxic chemicals or as a result of radiation treatments.