The ABC's of Your 50 Moles
Posted on 10 October 2016
Moles. Almost all of us have them. They are not normally present at birth but appear in childhood, and by the age of 15 Australian children have an average of more than 50 moles. I’m pretty sure I have more!
By the time we hit 30 years we should no longer develop any new moles… so if you notice something new, or different, it’s time to get it checked out.
What are you looking for?
Any of these warning signs:
It's more about being seen, not felt - so let's look!
Skin cancers rarely hurt and are much more frequently seen than felt – so please check your skin regularly. I do it along with my monthly breast check on the first day of each month – it just takes an extra 2 minutes to do a #MolePatrol. And if you have any concerns, don’t put it off, go see a doctor immediately!
How to check?