Skin Moles - Mole Mapping WA

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What are Skin Moles?
Moles occur when cells in the skin layers grow into a cluster instead of being spread throughout the skin in a normal formation.

Although very few moles become cancer, it is important to be cautious as abnormal moles can develop into melanoma over time.

Most moles appear by the age of 25, however some moles may appear later in life.

Many characteristics are associated with an increased risk of melanoma, include:
  • Age
  • number of moles
  • skin type and colour
  • personal history of other skin cancers
  • freckles
  • unusual-looking moles, larger than five millimetres

The features of melanoma to look out for are often referred to as the ABCD rule:
  • Asymmetry
  • Border irregularity
  • Colour variation
  • Diameter larger than five millimetres.
(Please note not all melanoma follow these rules so please consult with your medical practitioner)


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