Moles are a common type of skin growth. They often appear as small, dark brown spots and are caused by clusters of pigment-forming cells (melanocytes). Most people have 10 to 40 moles that appear during childhood and adolescence and may change in appearance or fade over time.

Most moles are harmless. Rarely, they become cancerous. Being aware of changes in your moles and other pigmented patches is important to detecting skin cancer, especially malignant melanoma.
  • Symptoms
  • Dark patches of skin

    • Has a diameter less than 6 millimeters, Symmetrical, Has even coloration, Has regular borders

    • At lower extremity

    • At chest, At face, At upper extremity, At neck

    • At back


  • Risk factors
  • Family history of mole

    Sun light exposure

    Fair-skinned with blond hair and blue eyes

  • Treatment
  • A doctor might remove a skin mole by either shaving or surgical cutting.
  • Recommended specialist
  • If you have Mole, then a visit to a dermatologist is recommended.

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