One of the most common questions that a dermatologist receives from his or her patients is how one can tell if a mole is precancerous or not. As the dermatologist in this video explains, there are a few telltale signs of a cancerous mole. These symptoms include abnormal bleeding, crusting, and significant changes in shape.
You may also be able to tell if a mole is abnormal by its color—moles that become increasingly non-red in color are in need of examination by a professional. It’s important to know that you cannot tell if a mole is precancerous just because it feels injured, inflamed, or itchy.
If you suspect that one or more of your moles could be precancerous, it is important that you see a dermatologist right away. To find out how the dermatologists at Arlington Dermatology can help you treat your specific skin condition, visit our website or call us at 847-392-5440.