What If I Have A Changing Mole?
Any new or changing mole should be evaluated to make sure that it is not cancerous. If you have numerous moles – 20 or more – you are at increased risk for atypical or dysplastic moles. If you have a family history of melanoma or atypical moles, then you are also at increased risk for developing atypical moles and rarely melanoma.
Examine your skin carefully on a regular basis – ideally once a month, especially if you have a family history of melanoma – to detect early skin changes that may signal melanoma.