How can I tell if my mole is cancerous?

Normal moles can be flesh colored, tan, or brown and are usually oval shaped. A normal mole will also be symmetrical in shape, and flat. Typically, moles that appear after age 30 should be closely watched. The following are signs that your mole could be cancerous:

  • Uneven surface
  • Larger than ¼"
  • Multiple colors
  • Unevenly shaped or asymmetrical
  • Fast growing
  • Is itchy, and bleeds when scratched

If you’re concerned about a mole and want to get it checked out, visit a dermatologist today.

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