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Watch out for sudden growing moles

Emphasizing that if your moles suddenly increase in number and grow, you should see a doctor. Sibel Duysak said that if there is itching, pain, bleeding and wounds on the moles, this can be dangerous.

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Moles in the body are formed by the grouping of cells called melanocytes that give the skin its color. Moles can be congenital or appear over time. Familial predisposition, lifelong exposure to sunlight are the main reasons for the formation of moles. Again, sunlight can cause growth and character changes in existing moles.

Congenital or acquired moles can sometimes be overlooked, but changes on moles can be a sign of skin cancer. Some moles are simple, benign and harmless, but others can grow and change color and shape over time and turn into the most malignant skin cancer of the skin, called malignant melanoma. Since they are frequently observed and have the potential to turn into cancer, moles should be considered important and it should be known in which cases a physician should be consulted.

Observe your current moles

If there is bleeding and wound formation, it would be beneficial to see a doctor. Moles, which are described as skin moles, are mostly skin-colored, raised on the skin surface, small and pedunculated, are harmless. They do not need to be treated as long as they do not cause aesthetic concern and any discomfort to the person. Meat moles can often occur in situations such as weight gain, some hormonal treatments, pregnancy or familial predisposition.

If more than 50, it is necessary to consult a physician

Everyone over the age of 50 should have a skin examination for melanoma once. Those with a different appearance, that is, atypical moles, those with congenital moles, those with more than 50 moles, those with skin cancer in their family, those who have had melanoma before, and those who have had other types of skin cancer should have a skin examination at least twice a year.

Dermatological examination and close examination of your moles with a skin microscope, which we call a dermoscope, is of great importance in the early diagnosis and prevention of life-threatening skin cancer, which we call malignant melanoma. In addition, sun protection, which is one of the most important factors that cause skin cancer, should be applied not only when on vacation or going to the sea, but also in our normal daily life. You should apply your sunscreen cream to the face, neck, arms and hands and exposed body areas every morning and repeat every 3-4 hours.

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