There are two main types of skin cancer: Melanomas and Non-melanoma skin cancers.
Mole checks are detailed skin examinations or screenings to look specifically for any moles with abnormal features or changes that may suggest melanoma, the less common but more sinister type of skin cancer.
These checks are performed by trained dermatologists and allows for early detection and treatment of any dysplastic or potentially cancerous lesions.
While most moles are harmless, some may have the potential to develop into skin cancer (melanoma).
It is therefore important to monitor your moles for any changes in appearance or texture regularly. The ABCDE rule is a helpful guideline:
If you have any of the above concerns, it is best to seek evaluation and examination from a qualified medical professional.
Diagnosis consists of a thorough skin examination and biopsy. A biopsy involves removing a small sample of the suspicious mole or the entire mole for laboratory analysis.
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Perform a self-examination of your moles monthly and consult a dermatologist for a professional skin examination every year, or more frequently if you have a higher risk of developing skin cancer.
Although relatively rare, a regular mole can turn into melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer.
The most effective treatment for melanoma depends on the stage, location, and individual factors. In most cases, surgery (excision) is the primary treatment for early-stage melanomas. Advanced melanomas may require additional treatments such as immunotherapy, targeted therapy, or radiation therapy.
Atypical moles (dysplastic nevi) are not always cancerous. However, they have a higher risk of developing into melanoma compared to regular moles.
Yes, melanoma can develop in an existing mole, though it can also appear as a new growth on the skin.
The 5-year survival rate for localised melanoma is about 99%. Early detection and intervention are key to improving outcomes.
When detected and treated early, many skin cancers can be cured, especially non-melanoma skin cancers.
No, most moles are benign and do not develop into cancer.