Atypical Mole (Dysplastic)

While atypical moles are not melanoma, they can turn cancerous without proper monitoring and treatment. Regular skin cancer screenings are essential for melanoma prevention.

This type of mole can look like melanoma. It is not melanoma. But you have a higher risk of getting melanoma if you have any of the following:

  • 4 or more atypical moles.
  • Already had a melanoma.
  • A first-degree relative (parent, brother, sister, or child ) who had melanoma.

Another name for an atypical mole is dysplastic (dis-plas-tic) nevus. Atypical moles often have the following characteristics:

  • Larger than an eraser on the end of a pencil.
  • Have an odd shape (not round).
  • Show more than 1 color — mixes of tan, brown, red, and pink.

Atypical moles can appear anywhere on the body. They often appear on the trunk. And they may appear on the scalp, head, and neck. Atypical moles rarely appear on the face.

Some people who have many atypical moles have a medical condition called familial atypical multiple mole-melanoma (FAMMM) syndrome. People with FAMMM syndrome have:

  • Many moles — more than 50
  • Some moles that are atypical
  • A blood relative who has (or had) melanoma

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OTHER Skin Conditions

Acne

Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States. Although it’s common, accurate information about acne can be scarce.

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Acne Cysts

An acne cyst forms when the pore fills with dead skin cells oil, and bacteria. A cyst goes deep into the skin and can hurt.

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Actinic Keratosis

An actinic keratosis  or AK is a rough, dry, scaly patch or growth that forms on the skin. An AK forms when the skin is badly damaged by ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun or indoor tanning.

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Alopecia (Hair Loss)

Millions of people experience hair loss. Some people see their hair re-grow without doing anything. Others need treatment for their hair to re-grow. Sometimes, hair will not re-grow.

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Atopic Dermatitis/Eczema

This is a common skin disease in children. Children often get atopic dermatitis (AD) during their first year of life. If a child gets AD during this time, dry and scaly patches appear on the skin.

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Basal Cell Carcinoma

Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common form of skin cancer. More than two million cases of this skin cancer are diagnosed in the United States each year.

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Bed Bugs

Bedbugs are tiny insects that feed on human blood. They hide in dark places close to where humans sleep and usually crawl out to feed while people are fast asleep.

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Dry Skin

Dry skin is common. It can occur at any age and for many reasons. Using a moisturizer often helps repair dry skin.

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Eczema

Eczema is a word that means irritated skin. Doctors don’t really know why some kids and adults get eczema, and others don’t. They think it might happen for a variety of reasons.

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