Changes in Moles

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BY: The News Voice

Moles are small dark spots found on the skin. Most people have moles and in fact, some are born with them.

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Most moles aren't really something to worry about due to their harmless nature. They sometimes add to a person's beauty, hence the name beauty spots.

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Although certain changes in mole are normal, some other kind of changes may be a cause for concern

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They may disappear, fade or even get thicker as one ages.

During pregnancy, moles may get slightly darker and all these are normal changes.

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Children and young adults, when exposed to sunlight, may also experience an increase in mole growth

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When a mole begins to have more than two colours, special attention needs to be given

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If you notice that your mole is beginning to bleed, itch, or swell, you should go for a check-up.

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Maybe you notice the appearance of new moles with a different shape, massive size, uneven colour, or irregular border, you should get a biopsy done

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Certain variations in moles are actually signs of skin cancer, don't overlook them

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We need to look out for ABCD parameters; Asymmetry, Border, Color and Diameter, by the American Cancer Society to identify any suspicious mole.

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