What Are Moles?
Moles are usually characterized by raised bumps on the skin that appear brownish in color. Many people have had moles since birth and experience no symptoms from them. However, moles can become malignant skin cancers.
Should You Get Your Moles Checked?
Moles rarely turn into melanoma, yet people who have 50 or more moles have an increased chance of developing melanoma. If you experience any of these changes on a mole do not hesitate to call one of our doctors.
- The color changes
- The mole gets unevenly smaller or bigger (unlike normal moles in children, which get evenly bigger)
- The mole changes in shape, texture, or height
- The skin on the surface becomes dry or scaly
- The mole becomes hard or feels lumpy
- It starts to itch
- It bleeds or oozes
Mole mapping is a method used to essentially ‘map out’ moles on the body to keep as a record and referred to later when the moles are rechecked to see if there is any significant change or growth in the mole. This will help determine if a mole is cancerous and needs to be removed.
Moles can be bothersome and often left unattended, but you do have options! The doctors at West Medical are happy to offer suggestions for moles and mole removal. To find out more about mole treatment options in Los Angeles and throughout Southern California, please call our offices at (855) 690-0565.Call and speak to one of our representatives today!
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