How to know if Your Moles Are Cancerous or Not

It is common to have new moles during childhood and adolescence stage. They grow as the child grows also they can get darken and others will lighten. These are normal and expected to children and seldom can be a sign of melanoma- which can turn into skin cancer.

A mole can be classified depends on its appearance and the development.

Types of Moles:


We have colored moles that can be flat, raised or smooth or rough and hair can grow from them. The majority we see on our body are common moles or what we call “typical moles” they are smooth, symmetrical shape and almost have the same color.

What can be done?

If you have raised mole, you can ask for surgical shave off. This is a method that can be done within half an hour under local anesthetic. Flat moles can also be done at local anesthetic.


They commonly appear in middle aged, these are wart-like brown spots, look like stuck on the skin. They usually show on our trunks, scalps, and faces but can be all over our body. These moles show when our body gets old or matured.

What can be done?

Doctors usually use cryotherapy where liquid nitrogen is applied to freeze them If they’re small.


Skin tags are fresh colored or brown growths that hang on your skin, mostly, on our neck and armpit and everybody can have them. These are not dangerous but not treatable also they appear not nicely and can catch on things and can sore.

What can be done?

They can snip them off cosmetically with small surgical scissors under a local anesthetic.

These types of moles are round lumps that are from under the skin because of the deposit of fatty. It looks normal on the outside but inside is lump that is a size of a cherry or bigger. Some cases, they may get infected and painful, can also become hot and might burst and smell.

What can be done?

If the lymphomas get painful causes discharges or getting red, smelly or hot seek for your GP and arrange a treatment may include removal.

Important Tips:

Be aware and pay attention to your skin regularly, look for any new skin moles as well as other changes in the moles you already have. Also, If you have any family history of atypical moles, skin cancer, or a large number of moles or freckles, the doctor may suggest to see a dermatologist for a skin evaluations regularly.

Source: Healthy Journal
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