Moles are very common. In most cases, moles may not cause any problem in one’s life. However, the number of moles has something to do with serious problems. The more moles a person has, the more likely this person is to develop atypical moles or even melanoma, a kind of skin cancer.
Although moles may cause some serious problems, these problems can be treated if people receive early diagnosis and treatment. The following ABCDE rule can help you know whether your moles are likely to cause some problems:
Asymmetry: Cancerous moles do not look the same on both sides.
Border: The border of cancerous moles may be uneven, jagged or blurry.
Color: Cancerous moles usually have more than one color.
Diameter: If a mole is larger than an eraser (about 0.25inch, or 6mm), it is abnormal.
Evolution. Changes of moles in the symmetry, border, color or diameter.
Keywords: mole problems