Moles are very diverse in their expression. They are essentially a sum of normal cells different in morphology from the surrounding area, but they grow in harmony with it.
They can appear from early childhood and continue to appear up to the age of about 30-35. In childhood their growth rate is in line with their physical development. In adult life, special attention is paid to the appearance of a new mole, although as we have said it may be normal.
Usually, the moles that mobilize our attention are those that are large in size and / or very dark in color. In fact, medical examinations should be given to pigments (i.e. brown) that change color, shape and size in a short period of time. Particular attention should be given to cases of multiple burns since childhood, as this increases the likelihood of developing melanoma. Also, family history of melanoma is an important information that should not be overlooked.
Early diagnosis of melanoma and removal of damage are salvageable. Of course, follow-up is recommended for the next few years, as the possibility of recurrence of malignant damage should be ruled out.
It would be a good idea for any mole to be judged by the therapist so that benign skin structures are not removed unnecessarily and the person’s mental balance and skin aesthetics are not disturbed. Perhaps the prevention with the use of sunscreen, the circulation during the hours of reduced risk of sunlight and the annual visit to a dermatologist may be used by patients in order to prevent melanoma.
MYTH OR REALITY?
“We shouldn’t mess with the moles”
A completely medically wrong perception of the past, but we still hear it today due to incorrect information. In fact, this saying should say: don’t tease them, have them checked & removed by the Doctor!