Is Black Mole A Kind of Cancerous Mole?

Q:
Is black mole a kind of cancerous mole?

A:
No. Black mole is quite common, and it does not mean cancer. Pigmentation causes the black color of your mole. If you want to know whether your black mole is cancerous, you need to consider other factors. The following ABCDE rule may help you judge whether your mole is cancerous:

Asymmetry: Cancerous moles do not look the same on both sides.
Border: The border of cancerous moles may be uneven, jagged or blurry.
Color: Cancerous moles usually have more than one color.
Diameter: If a mole is larger than an eraser (about 0.25inch, or 6mm), it is abnormal.
Evolution. Changes of moles in the symmetry, border, color or diameter.

You can see that if your mole is black or you have other moles with other colors, that does not mean you have cancer. However, if your black mole has some other colors on it, you need to pay attention to it. The best way to know whether your mole is cancerous is to have it examined in hospital.

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