I’m Zoltan Yarina and I’m a member of Moles Removal Organization
As a volunteer I have the goal to collect and share quality information
about moles removal. And I have to do this
It took me a few weeks to collect and organize the information in this website with sole goal to help people with such skin problems.
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Thursday, September 3, 2009
Red Moles and Skin Cancer
To be completely sure a lot of people are interested in discovering the difference between a red mole and skin cancer. This is the place to tell you that it is not always something that can be determined by an untrained person. Often the most trustful way for determining the difference between the red mole and the skin cancer is through examination of the mole by a dermatologist. He or she could set a laboratory tests on some of the skin cells of the mole and to set the diagnosis.
There are few things that could help you decide the difference between a mole and skin cancer examining your moles. It is recommendable to perform a self examine at lest twice a year or better at the beginning of each season. There is a free tool in internet “Check Moles List” you have to find and use it.
Most moles are symmetrical. The shape is either round or oval. The borders and edges are round, and you could essentially fold the mole in half and join the edges together.
If the mole is not symmetrical and its shape is not round or oval, this may describe the difference between the skin cancer and the common red mole. The moles with unclear edges and an unsymmetrical form are more likely to be cancerous. Remember that only your doctor can say this for sure
Another aspect to consider is the changes in the size of the mole. As an adult, one can expect most moles to stay the same size. If some mole changes its to red (or any other color if the change is significant) or grows rapidly, it is more likely to be cancerous. It is more difficult to determine the difference between a mole and skin cancer in children. The moles are not fully grown and it is more difficult to notice the abnormal growth.
The most important rule in assessing the difference between the red mole and skin cancer is to check your moles regularly and to collect the data about the exams. Whenever you have doubts about any mole visit your doctor.