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I am 40 years old and a mole has recently appeared on my right breast. Shii be concerned?

By Anonymous December 3, 2016 - 3:12pm
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Dear Anon,

Thanks for reaching out to EmpowHer.

Moles can develop anywhere on your body, including your scalp, armpits, under your nails, and between your fingers and toes. Most are harmless. But there are things to look for in a mole that might be of concern, no matter where it is:
A is for asymmetrical shape. One-half is unlike the other half.
B is for border. Look for moles with irregular, notched or scalloped borders.
C is for color. Look for growths that have changed color, have many colors or have uneven color.
D is for diameter. Look for new growth in a mole larger than 1/4 inch (about 6 millimeters).
E is for evolving. Watch for moles that change in size, shape, color or height, especially if part or all of a mole turns black.

If the mole has any of these characteristics, make an appointment with your doctor. But it's never a bad idea to have any mole checked out if you just feel uneasy about it.


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