Do People Who Have Lots Of Moles Risk Getting Skin Cancer?

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good night I want to ask I have a lot of moles is it true that people who have lots of moles are at risk of skin cancer? I am very worried that one of my moles is at risk of skin cancer, how can I avoid skin cancer

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Research shows that people who have melanoma are people who have little or no moles at all. Even so, people who have many moles still have the risk of melanoma too and melanoma in people who have many moles will be more difficult to detect because it is disguised by other normal moles.


For people who have lots of moles, you are advised to always do your own skin check regularly every month. You must carefully calculate the number of your moles and pay attention to the shape of each mole you have. The following are the things you need to consider when doing a skin check:

Note the asymmetry of the shape of the mole (the shape is not round or oval perfect)
Note the boundaries of your moles, whether there are boundaries that are not firm, shaded, irregular, prominent in some parts
Pay attention to the color of your moles, whether there are two or more colors in one mole
Note the size of your mole, whether its size is more than 5 mm
Look for changes in the shape, size or color of your moles

You should examine your entire body, including hidden places (on the nails, behind the ears, between your head and body hair). If you see signs such as those mentioned above, then you should immediately check with a dermatologist. To be sure, you can take pictures of every mole that you have to see if there are new moles that are growing, or whether there are changes in moles that previously existed.

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