In various different cultures, a mole can be a very attractive feature. Even Hollywood uses the term beauty mark as a euphemism for a dark facial mole. Various stars and prominent figures sport these beauty marks with such pride that other people go to great lengths (even as far as getting fake moles) just to be in style.
Albeit being considered a beauty, not all moles are a blessing. Let me correct myself, some of the skin features we consider as moles aren’t what they seem to be. Some of these “moles’ are actually signs of melanoma or skin cancer.
No need to panic though. There are relatively easy ways to see the signs of skin cancer moles. Here are some of the basic tests to know whether you have a cancerous mole or not. This test is called the ABCDE of melanoma. Every letter stands for a specific test that can tell you whether you have a skin cancer mole or not.
If you find that you have a mole that passed any of the tests mentioned above, don’t panic. It doesn’t mean you are doomed. The best part about this is that you have detected it early. In a nutshell, you should look for a mole that shows the following signs:
Most cases of skin cancer moles or melanomas have all these signs and symptoms, but not all. There are different kinds of melanomas so you should make sure that you contact a dermatologist in Sarasota, Bradenton, or Lakewood Ranch when you see any of the signs. Note that when detected early, there is still a way to address skin cancer moles.