Signs of Cancerous MolesHere are five signs you may have a cancerous mole. Just remember your ABC’s:
- Asymmetry: a healthy mole is typically symmetrical. If you can’t fold your mole in half, figuratively speaking, and the borders align, that may indicate a cancerous mole.
- Border: cancerous moles often have indefinite, blurred or fuzzy borders, whereas healthy moles have very distinct edges.
- Color: healthy moles are one color. A cancerous mole can be multiple colors or multiple shades of colors.
- Diameter: non cancerous moles are no larger than 6 millimeters (or ¼ inches) in width. Any mole larger this this, should be looked at.
- Evolving: cancerous moles sometimes change size, shape, or color. If you see this, especially if the mole changes color, call your doctor right away.
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