Moles to get checked

Irish Sunday Mirror - - YOUR HEALTH -

See your doc­tor straight away if you have a new mole. And make an ap­point­ment if you have a mole that is get­ting big­ger or chang­ing shape, par­tic­u­larly if it is get­ting an ir­reg­u­lar edge, get­ting darker and be­com­ing patchy or multi-shaded. Also, if it has a loss of sym­me­try – the two halves of your mole do not look the same.

Itch­ing, painful, bleed­ing or crusty and in­flamed moles should also be looked at.

Moles with three or more dif­fer­ent shades of brown or black are par­tic­u­larly likely to be melanoma.

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