Archive for "Moles"

What’s a Normal Number of Moles?

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014, 2:51 pm

Moles are formed by the pigment producing cells in the skin called melanocytes. When the melanocytes form groups or “nests”, they produce brown bumps and dots called moles. Although there is no ideal number of moles to have, the more moles a man has the higher the risk of melanoma [...]

What is a dysplastic nevus?

Friday, April 19th, 2013, 3:00 am

A dysplastic nevus (also called an atypical nevus) is a benign growth of melanocytes (pigment producing cells in the skin) that may share some of the clinical or microscopic features of melanoma, but it is not melanoma or any other form of skin cancer. In fact, Dr. Goerig of Vorteil [...]

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