Tiny Moles Growing in a Cluster: Could this Mean Melanoma?

Have you discovered tiny moles growing in a cluster or groups on your skin and are fearing this could be a sign of melanoma? First off, one thing you need to make sure of is Read more...

Appearance of Melanoma, Mole Shape, Size|

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|

Loosened Mole Looks Like It Can Be Flicked Off

Is a loosened mole that looks like it can be flicked off melanoma or benign? “This could be a true ‘mole,’ which means it is made of melanocytes, or it could be a vascular growth Read more...

Are Flat Moles Safer than Raised or Equally Prone to Melanoma?

Have you noticed that some of your moles are raised, that is, clearly higher than the surface of the skin around them? I’m not referring to moles that used to be flat and are now Read more...

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Mole Is Larger, More Irregular, Multi-Colored

A dermatologist provides interesting information about moles that grow larger, develop an irregular shape and become multi-colored. For this article I consulted with Dr. Rebecca Tung, MD, director of the dermatology division at Loyola University Health Read more...

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Mole with New Black Specks May Not Be Melanoma

Here’s a benign explanation for why you see new black spots in your mole that weren’t there before. Before I give this explanation, I first want to point out that the new appearance of black Read more...

Melanoma, Mole Colors, Mole Shape, Size|

Small Moles Growing Together: Melanoma or Benign?

Here’s what a dermatologist says about small moles growing together and the possibility of melanoma. For this article I consulted with Dr. Rebecca Tung, MD, director of the dermatology division at Loyola University Health System, Chicago. Read more...

Melanoma, Mole Shape, Size|

What Does Tiny Dark Spot in Mole Mean?

Can a small dark spot inside a mole possibly mean melanoma? For this article I consulted with Dr. Rebecca Tung, MD, director of the dermatology division at Loyola University Health System, Chicago. “Any area of excess pigmentation in Read more...

Mole Colors, Mole Shape, Size|

Can Small, Tiny Moles Turn Into Melanoma?

Can melanoma come from small, tiny moles? Do you believe a mole can never turn into melanoma as long as it’s small or tiny? If, during your monthly skin exams for cancer, you’ve decided to skip past your Read more...

Melanoma, Mole Shape, Size|

Can You Pick Off Melanoma, How Much & Will it Spread

The questions should be how much melanoma can you pick off, and will picking at a melanoma make it spread? For this article I consulted with Neal Schultz, MD, a dermatologist with a private practice in the Read more...

Basal Cell Carcinoma, Melanoma, Mole Shape, Size|

How to Lessen Anxiety over Moles and Melanoma

Are you so afraid of your moles that you no longer can look at them, for fear of what you might see? Digital Serial Dermoscopy This wonder of technology will give you great peace of Read more...

How to Check if Your Moles Are Getting Bigger

Here is a really simple way to tell if one of your moles is getting bigger -- even a very tiny dot of a mole. No apps required! You need only two simple items. The Read more...

Mole Colors, Mole Removal, Mole Shape, Size|

Can a Changing Mole Be Benign or Is It Always Melanoma?

We’ve been scared by the media about changes in moles, and skin cancer, a la, “If you notice any changes in a mole, see a doctor immediately, as this could mean skin cancer.” And you Read more...

Changing Moles, Melanoma, Mole Colors, Mole Shape, Size|

Are Most Funny Looking Moles Normal & Benign?

. A dermatologist speaks about strange or weird looking moles. Have you discovered a funny looking mole on your body and wonder if it’s melanoma? The aggravating thing about finding a strange looking spot is Read more...

Melanoma, Mole Shape, Size|

What Does Precancerous or Atypical Mole Mean?

Have you been told you have a precancerous or atypical mole? Perhaps you were too afraid to ask your physician to explain in more detail what a precancerous or atypical mole is. Or maybe you Read more...

Melanoma, Mole Colors, Mole Shape, Size|

Melanoma Skin Cancer: When Changing Moles Are Benign

Melanoma: What can cause a mole to change besides skin cancer? We've been alarmed by the media when it comes to changing moles: See your doctor immediately if you have a changing mole to rule out skin Read more...

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When Brown Mole Turns Red: Melanoma or Nothing to Worry About?

Does a brown mole changing to red necessarily mean melanoma? How many times have you read that when a mole changes color, this can be a sign of melanoma and to immediately see a doctor? Read more...

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