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Mole Question...?

Postby Cisco » Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:19 pm

I've had a mole on my forearm for my entire life (not sure if it was there when I was born, but probably not!) It's not really changed, but has some of the ABCDE characteristics. For example, sort-of assymetrical, irregular border (but an ovalish shape), color is pretty much the same but a bit lighter in the middle. Diameter is smaller than a pencil eraser, and it is elavated, but always has been and hasn't changed.

This picture looks quite a lot like my mole: http://www.skincancer.org/images/stories...

Should I get it checked out/removed, or am I fine right now? My family have always had atypical moles, but nobody in my family that I know of have developed skin cancer. I'm thirteen, can melanoma occur at this age?
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Mole Question...?

Postby Henson » Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:20 pm

moles are a sign of beauty, forget about the moles unless they throb with some kind of pain.

U are fine and should be proud of all your moles.
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Postby Anoki » Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:24 pm

It is safer to have it checked out and removed.
I have really fair skin and I have had a mole on my hip for my whole life but it started to change a little when I got pregnant the third time.
I went to the doctor and he said it was always better to have a mole removed than to spend your life looking at it and wondering if it was changing or growing, etc and letting it make you crazy.
Prevention and early detection is always preferable.
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Postby Niichaad » Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:25 pm

yes get it checked out
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Postby Burlie » Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:26 pm

I have moles that are the same way i've had my whole life.
I think it could be partially due to your heritage.
As long as they aren't changing, getting bigger, darker, etc. you should be fine.
Just keep an eye on it & go to the dr. if you do notice these changes
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