Moles Which Can Cause Skin Cancer

Does having moles on your body is not bothering you? Well, the majority of people ignore moles, this is because it does not cause them any pain or harm. Well if you also have moles, warts, skin tags or any growth on the skin, then you might want to visit the health center.

Because these things can lead one to many types of skin cancer, which can be life-threatening. You must be thinking how? Well if you want to know how can moles cause you cancer, then keep on reading this article.

What Is Skin Cancer And Moles?

Skin cancer is an unusual growth of skin cells, it usually happens when the skin is exposed to infections too much. But skin cancer can be caused due to some other reasons too, however, skin exposure to the sun is a very common issue. This is because the sun releases UV rays and radiation, which can disrupt skin cells.

Moles eventually occur due to the clustering of the skin. When the skin gets accumulated in the area. That region then becomes thicker which lead to the formation of moles. Moles can occur anywhere on the body and their size depends on the area which it has appeared.

These moles can be raised or flat depending on the position of the mole. They usually turn due to hyperpigmentation as they remain skin colored initially. Moles can occur to all races and all the people, it is also seen in animals.

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Types Of Moles

Acquired moles

These moles and considered to be seen most probably in children and they do not cause any harm to them. These occur to the excessive exposure of sun over the skin.

Atypical Moles

These moles do not come in specific shapes or sizes they are basically irregular. They can be both flat and round and, in some cases, they can be totally irregular.

Common moles

These are found on the skin due to excessive exposure to sunlight. Common moles can be of 4-5 millimeters in size.

Halo moles

These are a lighter bigger in size than the normal moles and are usually encircled like a ring with the skin. This ring-like thing formed with the skin is light in color and usually harmless.


These moles are the ones which are present from the birth itself. They turn permanent after you reach adulthood.

Types Of Skin Cancers

Keratinocyte carcinoma

This category has the basal and squamous cell, which causes skin cancers, these types of skin cancers are very common. These skin cancer cells mostly develop on the body part which is most exposed to the sun, such as the face, neck, hands, etc.

Unlike other types of cancer cells, they have a very less chance of spreading all over the body and causing a threat to life. However, if you do not get them treated, then it can spread all over the body and cause a threat to your life. Also, they can grow big and affect the nearby tissues and organs, which can lead to deformity, scarring or affect some body parts.


This type of cancer develops from melanocytes, they are cancer cells which can change the skin color of some parts of the body. One can get this type of cancer on any part of their body, however, most men develop this type of mole on chest and back. However, women usually develop this kind of moles on their legs.

If one can notice and identify the symptoms of this type of cancer, then they can get it treated easily. However, if they are not treated at an early stage, then it can cause spread to other parts of your body. Once melanocytes spread to other parts of the body, it gets harder to treat them. This type of cancer has a high chance of spreading compare to basal and squamous cell skin cancers.

Squamous cell carcinoma

It is one of the most aggressive types of skin cancer, usually, it develops on the outer layer of the skin. This type of cancer cell usually appears as red and scaly lesions on the skin.

Actinic keratosis

Actinic keratosis does not usually cause skin cancer, however, if one does not get it treated, then it can cause skin cancer. This type of skin cancer appears like red or pink patches on the skin.

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What Causes Skin Cancer And Moles?

Usually, moles occur due to a lot of factors. Sometimes the genes inherited from the parents. These moles also occur to sun rays, hence it is always recommended to avoid going out during the afternoon to stay away from the harmful UV rays. Moles are darker than the area around the skin, a mole can be of flesh colored but can change color as time passes.

Moles eventually occur due to the clustering of the skin. When the skin gets accumulated in the area. That region then becomes thicker which lead to the formation of moles. Moles can occur anywhere on the body and their size depends on the area which it has appeared.

These moles can be raised or flat depending on the position of the mole. They usually turn due to hyperpigmentation as they remain skin colored initially. Skin cancer is caused by the ultraviolet (UV rays), which comes from the sun or tanning beds. Ultraviolet ray can easily cause a negative effect on the DNA, which is inside of your skin cells, this will lead to unusual cell growth.

Uv rays also lead to squamous cell skin cancer; thus, one should avoid spending too much time under the sun. Squamous cell can also lead to cancer-causing chemicals, but it happens after long-time exposure.

Usually, cancer-causing chemicals to develop under burn scar or ulcer, it can also lead to some kind of human papillomavirus (HPV). What leads to melanoma is still not known, more research requires to know why most people suffer from it. Melanoma can develop at any part of the body, whether it is exposed under the sun or not.

How To Know If One Have Skin Cancer?

Skin cancers are very dangerous it can cause death, many people have died from skin cancer, this is because it becomes hard to treat them at a late stage. Thus, one should get the skin cancer treated at an early stage, for that it is important that one notices the symptoms of skin cancer initially. The skin cancer symptoms are:

  • The size of the mole will be bigger than one and a half inch, which means it will be as big as a pencil eraser.
  • You might notice that the two halves of the mole or lesion will be uneven and very different from each other.
  • You might notice that the size, color, and shape of the mole will change.
  • A bump, scaly patch, new mole, unusual size, sore or dark spot, which will not go away on its own.
  • You might notice uneven edges and ragged on the lesions.
  • You might notice the unusual color on the spot such as black, white, red, pink or blue.

Symptoms Of Moles

Moles are basically an outgrowth which is usually dark in color. These can appear anywhere around the body. The size of the mole can differ depending upon the area where it has appeared and how much space it can find.

Moles are at first of flash color but as time passes they can turn darker, sometimes moles are totally black due to hyperpigmentation. Sometimes moles can even change their shape or color due to excessive exposure to sunlight and can make them darker. Some of the possible reasons why the mole can change its size, shape, and colors are hormonal imbalance, pregnancy or even puberty 

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Who Can Experience Skin Cancer?

Uv rays (ultraviolet rays) is not the only thing which causes skin cancers. Even if your skin does not get exposed to the sun a lot, you can get skin cancer. This is because there are various factors involved, which can cause skin cancer. If you have the following things, then the risk for you getting skin cancer is high.

  • Hereditary, if you have a family history of skin cancer.
  • Being exposed to some substances such as pitch, arsenic compounds, creosote or radium.
  • Being exposed to radiation, during the treatments of acne or eczema.
  • Weak immune system
  • Blue or green eyes
  • Red hair or blonde hair
  • Moles which are larger or irregular
  • Frequently working outdoors
  • Pale or freckled skin
  • Easily get sunburns or does not tan

So if you do not want to suffer from skin cancer, then you must avoid the things mentioned above. Because ignoring those, things will reduce your chances of causing skin cancer.

Treatments For Skin Cancer

Treating skin cancer is very easy nowadays, you can cure skin cancer, by using the following methods.

  • Cryotherapy: First doctors will freeze the growth of the moles by using liquid nitrogen on it, it will destroy the tissues as it thaws.
  • Excisional surgery: After that, they will cut the growth and the surrounding skin.
  • Mohs surgery: Doctors will remove the growth layer by layer and after that, they will examine every layer with a microscope. They will examine the layers to see if there are any abnormal cells are present or not.
  • Curettage and electrodesiccation: Physio will use a long blade to remove the cancer cells and they will burn the remaining cancer cells, using an electric needle.
  • Chemotherapy: Doctors will give you drugs orally, inject it with a needle, applied topically or in line which will help in killing the cancer cells.

Mole Removing Method

If you want to get rid of the moles by using the methods mentioned below

  • Punch biopsy: With the help of this technique you can get rid of the small moles and also remove the cylinder part of the skin.
  • Excision surgery: If your skin is growing suspiciously then it can be removed with the help of surgery.
  • Shave excision: In this method, doctors will use local anesthesia on the part of the skin, on which mole is growing. They will shave the mole from the surface by using a sharp scalpel, don’t worry doctor will use a small scalpel.
  • Cryosurgery: If you go to the dermatologist, then they will use nitrogen liquid on the area of skin which is surrounded by mole. They will freeze the mole and then cut it from the surface.
  • Electrocoagulation: This is one of the most used mole removal technique, surgeons remove moles by burning the mole with metal wire and electric current.

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