A normal mole, is usually an evenly colored brown, tan, or black spot on the skin. It can be either flat or raised, round or oval. ... But moles that are larger and have an abnormal shape or color can sometimes be a sign of skin cancer.
Here are the concerning signs that your mole may need to be checked as soon as possible by a doctor.
-Moles that may have changed in color, shape or are growing, bleeding, oozing need to be checked.
-Irregular or asymmetric shaped moles should be checked.
-If the mole has borders or edges that are ragged, blurred, or irregular you should go check.
-Moles that contain many colors should be checked.
-Moles that are larger than the size of a pencil eraser should be checked.
If you have a mole with more than one of the caracteristicas above, you should go check it with your primary care physician or with your dermatologist. Do not wait as skin cancer can be cured if it's found and treated early.
Schedule a skin check today at Peach Skin North Portland Healthcare.