If the moles are constantly traumatized, it is better to remove them

If the moles are constantly traumatized, it is better to remove them
If the moles are constantly traumatized, it is better to remove them

I have many moles on my neck, but two of them constantly get inflamed by necklaces or the collar of clothes. Should I remove them?

Stefka Yordanova, Pazardzhik

If the moles are constantly traumatized by necklaces, chains, underwear, belts or anything else, it is better to consult a doctor and possibly remove them to avoid more serious problems. Any changes - in color, growth of their edges (both sideways and outwards), shape, should sharpen your attention, as well as the fact that part of the mole has disappeared or started to bleed

Symptoms like, itching, tingling, burning and heat cannot be ignored. This can mean the mole has turned into melanoma, the most aggressive form of skin cancer.

When confirming the diagnosis, it is important not to delay treatment. If the melanoma is found where it originated, the doctor will cut it out, removing a small piece of he althy tissue as well. This will solve the problem permanently. If this moment is missed or in cases where the melanoma is more aggressive, it is necessary to remove nearby lymph nodes and even organs.

Every mole also requires a histological examination. It happens that a person develops cancer of internal organs and oncologists come to the conclusion that these are already metastases, but they cannot find the root cause. And only after questioning the patient do they find out that he already had a mole removed by a surgeon.

It is recommended to undergo a preventive examination once a year. But, if one, two or three moles are suspicious, the doctor, after examining them with a dermatoscope, will recommend a control examination in a shorter period, for example after six months.

The skin must be protected from the sun's rays with the help of special emulsions or creams. Now the ozone layer is being destroyed more actively and the harmful effects of ultraviolet rays from the A and B spectrum (more oncogenic) can provoke skin cancer.

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