Several New Moles at Once: Will this Keep Happening in Older Person?

If a middle age person suddenly gets several new moles, does this mean they’ll continue getting new moles for the rest of their life and thus have to worry about melanoma? Read more…

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Over 50, New Moles? How to Screen for Melanoma even in Obscure Areas

You’re 50-plus & are getting new moles that your doctor says look benign, but you’re worried they might become melanoma. Here’s a brilliant way to monitor these new moles. Read more…

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Percentage of New Moles in Older People that Become Melanoma?

A new mole in an older adult has a higher chance of becoming melanoma, but do you know what percentage of new moles in people over 50 or even 40 eventually turn into melanoma? Read more…

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Why Not Prophylactic Removal of New Moles in Older People?

If new moles later in life are concerning, why don’t doctors just remove them to play safe rather than having the patient continuously worry about melanoma? Read more…

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Are New Moles in Older Age Really Dangerous or Is Data Lacking?

So you’re scared like sh** that your tiny new mole is an early melanoma because you read that older people are not supposed to get new moles! Read more…

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Does Melanoma Make You Get More Normal Moles Every Year?

. So if you’ve been diagnosed with melanoma, will this make more normal or regular moles appear on your skin year after year? Read more…

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Why Pregnancy Causes New Moles in Vaginal Area

“Hormonal changes that occur in pregnancy can cause new moles to arise and moles to change” in the vaginal area or elsewhere, says Dr. Jennifer Gordon, who is board certified by the American Board of Read more...

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Can Moles Grow From Scabs?

“Moles cannot grow from scabs,” says Dr. Jennifer Gordon, who is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology and who practices at Westlake Dermatology in Austin, Texas. I interviewed her for this article. Whether Read more...

Mole Removal, Mole Shape, Size, New Moles|

When Should You Stop Getting New Moles?

Over age 40 and noticing what appear to be new moles growing on your skin? For this article I consulted with Dr. Rebecca Tung, MD, director of the dermatology division at Loyola University Health System, Chicago. “People in Read more...

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New Mole but You’re 60-Plus: May Be Melanoma

If you’ve discovered a new mole and you’re 60-plus, don’t wait to get this checked out by a dermatologist. If you’re over age 60 you may be noticing new spots arising on your skin on Read more...

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New Moles in Middle Age People: Melanoma or Benign

New moles in older age are cause for concern, according to many dermatologists. For this article I consulted with Dr. Monica Halem, MD, dermatologic surgeon practicing in NYC at ColumbiaDoctors Midtown. Dr. Halem specializes in skin Read more...

Melanoma, New Moles, Panicking?|
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