High Risk Moles Arverne NY

Moles are a common occurrence in many individuals in Arverne. The dark color in moles is due to the melanin pigment. Why moles occur and how they develop is not well understood. The majority of moles are harmless and do not pose a health risk.

Local Companies

June Wu
(212) 305-5868
161 Fort Washington Ave
New York, NY
Tracy Pfeifer
(212) 860-0670
565 Park Ave
New York, NY
Alan Cherofsky
(718) 967-3300
4546 Hylan Blvd
Staten Island, NY
John Bauer
(718) 630-7942
150 55Th St
Brooklyn, NY
Dean Berman
(516) 797-0100
680 Broadway
Massapequa, NY
Matthew Ros Schulman
(212) 241-6500
1 Gustave L Levy Pl
New York, NY
Richard Skolnik
(212) 722-1977
21 E 87Th St
New York, NY
Norman Schulman
(212) 861-5004
799 Park Ave
New York, NY
David Chang
(516) 829-7500
935 Northern Blvd
Great Neck, NY
Clara Rivera
(718) 261-1759
11247 Queens Blvd # 106
Flushing, NY
Data Provided by:
  

Moles are a common occurrence in many individuals. The dark color in moles is due to the melanin pigment.

Why moles occur and how they develop is not well understood. The majority of moles are harmless and do not pose a health risk.

However, there are certain moles which are unusual looking and are more likely to turn into a cancer. These unusual moles can occur on the back, chest and legs and more likely to become malignant

Moles can occur in both genders and in all ages. Moles which are most likely to become malignant include:

Large moles present at birth. There are some moles which appear at birth which are very large. These large moles may appear on the neck or legs may often have hair growing on them. These large or hairy moles have a higher chance of turning into malignant melanomas.

The bigger the size of the mole at birth the greater the chance of cancer later in life

Moles that run in families. There are some moles called dsyplastic nevi. These moles tend to run in families. The dysplastic moles are very small in size (2-6 mm) and have an irregular shape. They usually have a dark brown color with lighter edges. Some individuals may have anywhere from 1-20 such nevi. These small nevi also have the potential to turn into melanomas

Numerous moles. The number of moles an individual has also increases the risk of melanoma.

All individuals who have numerous moles or moles which are large in size need to be followed yup by a dermatologist.

Individuals with unusual moles need a thorough skin examination regularly. If there is any change in size, shape, color or bleeding from the mole, a biopsy is mandatory.

Biopsy of a mole is a simple procedure. The procedure is generally done under local anesthesia and is performed in a dermatologists' office. The moles can be either completely excised under local anesthesia or the top part can be shaved off in slices and examined under a microscope. The biopsy is done in such as away so as not to disturb the mole in case it is a cancer.

Click here to read more from DermaNetwork.org

Related Articles
- Leading a Heart Healthy Lifestyle Arverne NY
Long considered a man's problem, heart disease now affects more females than males. Heart disease is responsible for 52 percent of all deaths in American women, claiming 250,000 female lives every year more than all forms of cancer.
- Heart Scans Arverne NY
- Laser Removal of Moles Arverne NY
- Facts About Cholesterol Arverne NY
- Removing Moles and Warts Arverne NY
- FAQs Regarding the CT Angiography Arverne NY
- Head and Neck Cancer Risk Arverne NY
- Heart Disease Arverne NY
- Risk Factors for Squamous Cell Cancer of the Skin Arverne NY
- Risks for Childhood Cancer Survivors Arverne NY