When Should a Mole Be Checked by a Doctor?

When Should a Mole Be Checked by a Doctor?

Many people have at least a few moles, and they often appear before the age of 20. Although most moles are harmless, some may change in appearance or have the possibility of developing into cancer. Here’s a look at the different types of moles and a few signs that you should get checked out by […]

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Decoding Freckles, Sunspots, and Moles

It can be alarming to find a new spot on your skin from sun damage or other causes. Knowing how to decode new sunspots, moles, and freckles (and whether they are damaging or not) is the first step to seeking treatment. Freckles Freckles are a common type of pigmentation triggered by an overproduction of melanin […]

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A Guide to Identifying Suspicious Moles

The mole is a common occurrence in the skin, usually appearing as a small brown, black, or tan spot with a distinct border. Though rarely cancerous, moles still must be scrutinized for early signals of malignancy. Following is a look at moles that are harmless–and those to be viewed with suspicion. Harmless Moles The average […]

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