Mole Watch-When to See Your Doctor for Melanoma

The weather is getting warmer and soon summer will be here. Have you ever wondered when is it time to go to the doctor for the mole on your skin?

As with any cancer, early detection, and identification of melanoma as a form of skin cancer are critically important, leading to earlier treatment and exponential increases chances of complete cure. Preventative measures you can take include performing regular skin self-exams and visiting your doctor for a dermatological evaluation.

Melanoma is a disease that arises from cancer cells that initially form the pigment (color) of the skin. Cells of this type mutated and resulted in uncontrolled growth. Melanoma can appear anywhere in the body, including the scalp, mouth, soles of the feet, and even under fingernails.