I am a survivor of malignant melanoma, the most dangerous kind of skin cancer. Luckily it was caught early and was just sitting there waiting to be excised.
What follows is a short article by my father about when do worry about your moles.
The Danger of Moles
by Dr. Robert A. Burns
A mole that should come off is one that is showing changes, that is, signs of growth — change in size, change in pigmentation
ie) spread of pigment beyond the original mole, darkening of pigment, white, pink or brown spots in the mole.
A – Asymmetry
B – Border irregularity
C – Color change
D – Diameter 5mm (pencil eraser size) or bigger
Dr. Robert A. Burns worked for many years as a dermatologist in British Columbia.