Moles are a cluster of melanocytes in your skin that produce the pigment melanin.They can be flat or raised; various colors including tan, pink or brown; and round or oval in shape. Some moles can become atypical and when these cells become cancerous, melanoma develops.


Some warning signs of melanoma include:


Asymmetry being disproportionate in size
Border uneven borders around the mole
Color having different colors within a mole (red, blue or black)
Diameter greater than 6mm or the size of a pencil eraser
Evolving changing in size, shape, color, elevation; or becoming itchy, bleeding, or painful

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