You may have lived with a mole for quite some time and think that it is completely harmless. The reality is that skin cancer moles often do not manifest themselves in an ‘eye-poking’ way, so to speak. However, there are some symptoms which are certainly a cause for concern. Find out what they are and do not ignore them. If you notice any of them, you should arrange a skin check appointment and see a specialist as soon as possible.
The change of the colour of a mole is certainly a sign that something is wrong, even though the problem may not necessarily be skin cancer. If the skin growth becomes paler or darker or if gets new and different colours in addition to the original one, you should certainly have it checked.
Changes in size are common for cancerous models. The growth on the skin can become bigger, but it may become smaller as well. Both changes are a cause for concern. One important thing to note is that the dangerous moles typically grow unevenly. For instance, they can grow on one side only.
Changes in the shape, texture or height of moles may be signs of trouble also. A mole that is asymmetric and/or has uneven edges can be dangerous. The normal growths are typically smooth and you cannot feel them when you go over your skin with your finger. The dangerous, skin cancer type, on the other hand, are often raised. They may feel bumpy and/or rough.