How do skin moles develop?

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They develop when tissues start building up. It is harmless, but sometimes it's a sign of skin cancer.

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Do people with moles live longer?

No. In fact some moles may develop into skin cancer.

Atypical moles that can develop into skin cancer are known as?

dysplastic nevi

What is commonly known as moles which are small dark skin growths that develop from melanocytes in the skin?


What is the medical term meaning atypical moles that can develop into skin cancer?

dysplastic nevi

Are moles benign?

Most moles are benign, but atypical moles (dysplastic nevi) may develop into malignant melanoma, a potentially fatal form of skin cancer. Atypical moles are usually hereditary.

How long do moles last?

A mole usually lasts about 50 years before beginning to fade. Some moles disappear completely, and some never lighten at all. Some moles develop stalks that raise them above the skin's surface; these moles eventually drop off.

Why does the mole occur in the body?

Moles occur when cells in the skin grow in a cluster instead of being spread throughout the skin. These cells are called melanocytes, and they make the pigment that gives skin its natural color. Moles may darken after exposure to the sun.A few of these moles, called congenital melanonaevi, are usually present at birth. But most develop spontaneously or are caused by exposure to sunlight and tend to appear on those areas of the skin that catch the most sunlight. Most of these moles appear during the first 20 years of life, although they may continue to develop into the 30s and 40s

Where do people usually get moles?

what does skin moles look like and where can u get them

In which part of the skin will you see moles?

the the skin you may find moles on your hand , arms ,backs, legs, neck, ect.

Do moles grow on bones?

Moles only grow on skin, not on bones. Bones do have their own irregularities, but not moles.

Is there a skin care product that removes moles?

Moles have to removed with a surgical procedure.

What are signs of skin cancer?

The most apparent sign of skin cancer is the appearance of irregular moles. These moles are asymmetrical, have fuzzy edges, and can change shape while regular moles do not.

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