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Changing Moles

Changing Moles

Frequently, the bluish spot usually called the blue nevus, which is a benign lesion, is mistaken as a melanoma, the skin cancer. Bluish nevi are deep seated.

On the contrary, a junctional mole is potentially cancerous, develop form the dermal-epidermal junction.

 

 

Changing Moles: Inflamed Mole Indicate Possibly Cancerous Melanoma

Changing Moles: Inflamed Mole Indicate Possibly Cancerous Melanoma

Changing Moles: Inflamed Mole Indicate Possibly Cancerous Melanoma

Changing Moles: Inflamed Mole Indicate Possibly Cancerous Melanoma

Changing Moles: Irregular Border Mole Indicate Possibly Cancerous Melanoma

Changing Moles: Irregular Border Mole Indicate Possibly Cancerous Melanoma

Changing Moles: Chaning Color, Irregular Border Mole Indicate Possibly Cancerous Melanoma

Changing Moles: Changing Color, Irregular Border Mole Indicate Possibly Cancerous Melanoma

How to assess the changing mole?

A good consumer reference chart has been developed for the general public to use. This is the use of mnemonic A-B-C-D:

  • A =stand for Asymmetry of the lesion
  • B = any change of the Border of the lesion
  • C=Color of the mole
  • D=Diameter of the mole, if it is increasing very fast?
  • E=Elevation or evolution change of the mole? If it is changing fast?

If the mole has been changing in terms of border getting hazy, diffuse, irregular, changing in color, size, and shape may herald a malignant change. The red flag is the start of bleeding, inflammation, itchy and discharge is ominous sign. One should seek medical attention immediately.

Full removal by surgical excision procedure is the answer, and at the earliest date.