Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Moles and Skin Cancer

It is quite common for people to have moles on their skin and for the most part they are quite harmless.

It is always wise to monitor any moles that you might have to ensure that they don't become cancerous.

Moles are formed by small bunches of pigment cells that are grouped together and can appear in many different colors.

They are generally brown, black, or flesh colored.
More often than not they are on other parts of your body rather than the face.

When they appear on the face we generally call them beauty spots.

If you have a mole on your face that you want to get removed you'll need to find a surgeon who is highly recommended to do the procedure with the least scarring possible.
Moles need to be surgically removed although this is generally a very simple and small procedure.

If you notice any changes in your moles then see a doctor immediately as it could be skin cancer without you realizing.

If any of your moles begin to change shape or color then this can be a sign that you might have skin cancer.
If you have a mole with a jagged border or it is asymmetrical then see your doctor immediately.

Other signs that you might have skin cancer are dry or scaly patches on your skin that can be in the form of flat pink spots.

In fact any unusual spot on your skin should be checked sooner rather than later to ensure that you don't have any problems with skin cancer.

If you have had a lot of exposure to the sun in your life then that is all the more reason to be careful as skin cancer can appear many years later.

Even if you have wisely been using sun cream in recent years there's still the possibility that you can get skin cancer from the exposure that you had as a child.

This is one important reason to ensure that any children you know are protected from the su