Moles are benign skin growths that are commonly black or brown. The can occur in children and may continue to appear throughout a person's life. They also often change in color or shape. There are several types of moles; some more prone to skin cancer than others. Get any noticeable changes to a mole checked by a dermatologist to be sure skin cancer has not developed. Moles may be removed for evaluation or for cosmetic reasons. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how moles develop, what they look like, how to spot skin cancer, and much more.
Skin Cancer Treatments
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Skin Cancer Symptoms
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Skin Cancer Prevention
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Moles, Freckles, Skin Tags, and More
Learn about moles, freckles, skin tags, seborrheic keratoses, and lentigines and their relationships to your skin. Find out what they look like and how they're treated.
Slideshows & Images
Picture of Pigmented Nevi
Pigmented nevi (moles) are growths on the skin that usually are flesh-colored, brown or black. Moles can appear anywhere on the skin, alone or in groups.
Picture of Congenital Nevi
Congenital nevi are moles that appear at birth. Congenital nevi occur in about one in 100 people.
Slideshow: Lumps and Bumps: What’s on My Skin?
Skin lumps and bumps can pop up from time to time. Learn what’s normal and what to show a doctor.
Slideshow: Itches, Rashes, Bumps and Other Adult Skin Problems
Is your skin itching, breaking out, covered in a rash, or playing host to spots of some sort? It may be the result of infection, a chronic skin condition, or contact with an allergen or irritant. Learn to spot skin problems commonly seen in adults.