Should I be concerned about my mole? It has changed shape and colour. (photo)
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Should I be concerned about my mole?
One good set of guidelines to follow is the ABCDE's. 1. Asymmetry: One side of the mole does not match the other. 2. Border: The edges of the mole are jagged or irregular. 3. Color: The mole has changed in color, or has different colors within it. 4. Diameter: The diameter of the mole is larger than the diameter of a pencil eraser; 5. Evolving: The mole looks different from others on your body and/or is changing size, color or shape. If you have any of the following you should make an appointment with a Dermatologist, or a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Make sure your physician has experience with removals of cancerous lesions. Since you mentioned your mole has changed in size and color, I would make an appointment to have it evaluated. Your physician will possibly take a biopsy, a small piece of the lesion, and send it to Pathology to evaluate for skin cancer.
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