Mole Removal

Unfortunately, many people don’t always pay attention to their moles. Because most of us have so many of them with varying shapes and sizes, we fail to give them the attention that they may need which can lead to us overlooking a mole that may actually be dangerous and lead to future problems.

Not all moles are cancerous, but certainly some can be or can eventually become cancerous. For instance, if you have a mole that seems to be changing in size, shape or color, then you definitely want to have it checked out by a dermatologist and if necessary discuss removal. Getting regular skin cancer screenings is incredibly important when it comes to your health and ultimately cancer prevention.

What are the ABCDE’s of Skin Cancer?

Skin cancer is preventable if you know what to be looking for in terms of the ABCDEs of skin cancer prevention. The letter “A” is for asymmetry (when one side of the mole differs from the other half), “B” is for border (an irregular border), “C” is for color variation (a change in color), “D” is for diameter (if a mole is larger than 6mm), and “E” is for evolving (any mole that has changed shape, size or color should be evaluated immediately by a dermatologist).

What Are the Most Common Mole Removal Methods?

Moles can be removed by shave method which involves taking it off with a scalpel or dermablade making it flush with your skin. Another treatment option that we can use for moles is surgical removal which involves going deeper than the superficial layer of skin to get to the root of the mole. We make sure to test all moles in order to ensure that there is no cancer present.

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