Itchy Mole

There are many reasons a mole may be itchy; a raised mole rubbing against a surface or skin conditions such as dermatitis, or insect bites can cause itching. However, if an itchy mole is accompanied by other symptoms such as bleeding or crusting, it may be the sign of skin cancer. Individuals should seek prompt medical advice if they concerned about any moles, or if they observe changes to the appearance of the mole such as size, shape or colour. Early diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer is imperative to the recovery; skin cancers that are detected and removed early are almost always curable.

Mole checks identify the tiniest of changes to a mole and should be carried out on an annual basis or as often as recommended.
The mole check at the Cadogan Clinic is dermatologist led and includes a computer controlled Mole Map of the patients entire body.

in addition to regular Mole Checks, individuals should also monitor their moles at home using the ABCDE rule:

A – Asymmetry. Where one half of the mole does not match the other

B – Border. Check the outline of your mole – a melanoma may have edges that are ragged, notched, blurred or irregular, plus the pigment may have spread into surrounding skin.

C - Colour.
Is the colour uneven? You might see shades of black, brown and tan, or areas of white grey, red, pink or blue

D - Diameter. Do you see a change in the size of your mole? Has it increased? Typically, melanomas are at least 6mm in diameter – (same size as the end of a pencil)

E – Evolving. Does the mole look different from the others and / or is changing in size, colour or shape?

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