I have a tiny mole, is this cancer? admin Posted on Posted in Dermatology, Medical Questions, Oncology 4 Comments I am a very healthy 22 years old Female. I just have a question I was unknowingly scratching a tiny mole that I have and noticed a tiny crust growing on it (maybe from scratching?)Should I be worried?
Only suspect something wrong if you found the ABCDE mole rule u ll need to investigate at that time
A = Asymmetry
One half is unlike the other half.
B = Border
An irregular, scalloped or poorly defined border.
C = Color
Is varied from one area to another; has shades of tan, brown or black, or is sometimes white, red, or blue.
D = Diameter
Melanomas are usually greater than 6mm (the size of a pencil eraser) when diagnosed, but they can be smaller.
E = Evolving
A mole or skin lesion that looks different from the rest or is changing in size, shape or color.
Unless there is change in size or shape or bleeding ..no need to worry at all..
Wait and see..
You should be concerned if it is growing ir itching which is the case , i recommend that you see a dermatologist to check it
only itching and crust formation over a mole are not indicative of a malignancy.
Increase in size,change in color and its texture are the alarming signs.
Keep a watch on these issues.
Consult a dermatologist to confirm.