Fortunately, most moles are not melanoma (a type of skin cancer). However, patients are commonly told they have an atypical mole, or atypical nevus, after a biopsy. The good news is that atypical moles are noncancerous (benign). However, there is a theoretical risk of these moles evolving into a melanoma (cancerous mole) down the road.

Jan 06, 2020 · Moles that extend deep into the skin tissues are harder to get out, and often require stitches; in most cases, though, a simple bandage is all the wound needs to protect it while it heals. After a week or so, once the tissues have had a chance to repair themselves, the doctor will remove the bandage to check for re-growth and infection. Nov 19, 2019 · Moles can develop anywhere on your body, including your scalp, armpits, under your nails, and between your fingers and toes. Most people have 10 to 40 moles. Many of these develop by age 50. Moles may change in appearance or fade away over time. Hormonal changes of adolescence and pregnancy may cause moles to become darker and larger.