Can Skin Moles Develop Into Cancerous Growths?

– Contributed by – Charles Davidson, alternative medicine practitioner, researcher and author of the moles, warts and skin tags removal system.

_h353_w628_m6_otrue_lfalseSkin Moles are extremely common, in fact, most adults have fifteen to twenty in a variety of places on their body while some may have much more. Most of the skin moles appear during the first 20 years of a person’s life.

They are classified as a tumor and as such are the most common tumor among humans. The large majority of them is harmless and will not cause any problem except perhaps cosmetic problems.

Some can however be precancerous and can develop into very dangerous types of cancer. Your physician is the only one that can diagnose the danger of a growth.

If a skin mole keeps coming back, it may be indicative of a possible melanoma

Even though that sounds scary, most growths are perfectly harmless. The harmful or dangerous ones are referred to as dysplastic nevi. These are the ones that can eventually turn into a melanoma. These atypical growths are most common in people with a genetic predisposition.

Here are some signs that your skin mole might be dangerous. This is not a complete list however. If you suspect something more, you should contact your physician right away.

Cancerous skin moles may possess one, some, or all of the following qualities:

  • Larger than an eraser on a pencil
  • Inconsistent shape or color
  • Spontaneously bleed
  • Painful or itchy
  • Changes in size and color
  • Inflammatory changes that cannot be justified by an external factor.

If you are concerned about a skin mole being cancerous or dangerous, only your physician will be able to put your mind completely at ease. The sooner you contact a physician, the better off you will be if the skin mole is dangerous.

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