Moles are brown or black spots or small bumps of various shapes and sizes on the skin. They are very typical and result from the accumulation of cells that give color to the skin called melanocytes clumping together.
Most adults have moles, as they are very common. The average adult has between 10 and 40 moles, especially if they have light skin color and are frequently exposed to the sun.
Although most moles are harmless, it is essential to learn how to identify which moles are atypical because there is a potential risk of developing into melanoma, the most dangerous type of skin cancer.
The best way to beat melanoma is to detect it early. It is crucial to consult your Dermatologist or doctor when you notice abnormal changes in a mole.
For this, there is the ABCDE rule. This alphabet can alert you and help you distinguish a normal Mole from Melanoma:
What do I do if I have atypical or suspicious moles?
Keep a monthly check on your skin, examine yourself in front of a mirror to check:
The back of your hands
The back of your neck
Behind your ears
Between your fingers and toes
The soles of your feet
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