Moles are viruses on a person's skin. Most of the moles appear on the skin when a person is under 25, but in the following years new moles may appear under the influence of various factors. Very often the active appearance of moles in women is associated with pregnancy.
Moles are considered quite harmless spots on the skin, if not to allow their degeneration into cancer moles. Ordinary moles can be any size, shape, and colors: yellow, brown, black. Benign moles do not give a person any discomfort throughout his life.
If a mole starts to grow, changes its color or is bleeding, this is an occasion to immediately contact a qualified specialist. After all, in this case, there is a great risk to miss the early stage of melanoma - a malignant skin tumor.
The task of every person is to identify cancer moles at the right time. Look at the signs of a cancerous mole:
#1. Asymmetry. A mole gets asymmetric look and the two halves do not look the same.
#2. Border. There are borders around it. Blurred borders also indicate malignant nature of moles.
#3. Colour. It changed its color. It differs from the rest moles on the body.
#4. Diameter. It started to grow and became larger than six mm.
#5. Elevated . It is too high. Malignant moles rise above the skin.
If you see not only the signs above, but a mole looks like a sore, its pigments spread into the skin around it, it is swelling, itchy, or bleeding, you need to consult a doctor immediately. The sooner you get some measures, the better it will be for your health.
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Long exposure to ultraviolet rays is among the causes of cancer moles. Long being in the sun, especially from 11am to 5pm (during the hours of its activity) can cause serious consequences. Sun burns, which a person could get in childhood, can also provoke the appearance of cancerous moles.
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