Melanocytic nevus

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A melanocytic nevus (also known as nevocytic nevus, nevus-cell nevus and commonly as a mole) is a type of melanocytic tumor that contains nevus cells.wikipedia
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Benign tumor

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Acquired moles are a form of benign neoplasm, while congenital moles, or congenital nevi, are considered a minor malformation or hamartoma and may be at a higher risk for melanoma.
Common examples of benign tumors include moles and uterine fibroids.

Nevus

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Some sources equate the term mole with "melanocytic nevus", but there are also sources that equate the term mole with any nevus form. Moles are a member of the family of skin lesions known as nevi and can occur in all mammalian species especially humans, dogs, and horses.

Skin cancer

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This often leads to a higher risk of melanoma, a serious skin cancer.
Signs include a mole that has changed in size, shape, color, has irregular edges, has more than one color, is itchy or bleeds.

Neoplasm

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In the overall population, a slight majority of melanomas do not form in an existing mole, but rather create a new growth on the skin.

Melanocytic tumor

A melanocytic nevus (also known as nevocytic nevus, nevus-cell nevus and commonly as a mole) is a type of melanocytic tumor that contains nevus cells.

Nevus cell

A melanocytic nevus (also known as nevocytic nevus, nevus-cell nevus and commonly as a mole) is a type of melanocytic tumor that contains nevus cells.
Nevus cells are the primary component of a melanocytic nevus.

Dysplastic nevus

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An atypical mole may also be referred to as an atypical melanocytic nevus, atypical nevus, B-K mole, Clark's nevus, dysplastic melanocytic nevus, or nevus with architectural disorder.

Birthmark

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Pigmented birthmarks caused by excess skin pigment cells include: moles, café au lait spots, and Mongolian spots.

Spitz nevus

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A type of melanocytic nevus, it affects the epidermis and dermis.

Pseudomelanoma

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If the mole is incompletely removed by the laser, and the pigmented lesion regrows, it might form a recurrent nevus.
Pseudomelanoma (also known as a "recurrent melanocytic nevus", and "recurrent nevus" ) is a cutaneous condition in which melantic skin lesions clinically resemble a superficial spreading melanoma at the site of a recent shave removal of a melanocytic nevus.

Congenital melanocytic nevus

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The congenital melanocytic nevus is a type of melanocytic nevus (or mole) found in infants at birth.

Moletest

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An online-screening test is also available to help screen out benign moles.
The firm developed a unique image processing technique to assess photographic images of lesions (melanocytic nevus) against known case results – providing a ‘traffic light’ based evaluation where green is a ‘normal’ lesion, amber a ‘borderline’ lesion with potentially unpredictable biological behaviour, and red a potentially ‘cancerous’ one.

Melanoma

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This often leads to a higher risk of melanoma, a serious skin cancer. Nonetheless, the U.S. National Cancer Institute estimated that 62,480 new cases of melanoma and 8,420 related deaths would appear in the United States in the year 2008.
To detect melanomas (and increase survival rates), it is recommended to learn to recognize them (see "ABCDE" mnemonic), to regularly examine moles for changes (shape, size, color, itching or bleeding) and to consult a qualified physician when a candidate appears.

Beauty mark

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In the 1950s and 60s (and, to lesser extent, currently) a facial mole was known as a "beauty mark" when it appeared in certain spots on a woman's face.
A beauty mark or beauty spot is a euphemism for a type of dark facial mole, so named because such birthmarks are sometimes considered an attractive feature.

Itch

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Other warning signs include a mole, even if smaller than a pencil eraser, that is different from the others and begins to crust over, bleed, itch, or become inflamed.

Moleosophy

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In traditional Chinese culture, facial moles are respected and they are used in moleomancy, or face mole reading.
Moleosophy or moleomancy is a technique of divination and fortune telling based upon the observation and interpretation of bodily marks — primarily those of the melanocytic nevus condition (i.e. moles).

Birth defect

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Acquired moles are a form of benign neoplasm, while congenital moles, or congenital nevi, are considered a minor malformation or hamartoma and may be at a higher risk for melanoma.

Hamartoma

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Acquired moles are a form of benign neoplasm, while congenital moles, or congenital nevi, are considered a minor malformation or hamartoma and may be at a higher risk for melanoma.

Skin

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A mole can be either subdermal (under the skin) or a pigmented growth on the skin, formed mostly of a type of cell known as a melanocyte.

Cell (biology)

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A mole can be either subdermal (under the skin) or a pigmented growth on the skin, formed mostly of a type of cell known as a melanocyte.

Melanin

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The high concentration of the body's pigmenting agent, melanin, is responsible for their dark color.

Color

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The high concentration of the body's pigmenting agent, melanin, is responsible for their dark color.

Skin condition

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Moles are a member of the family of skin lesions known as nevi and can occur in all mammalian species especially humans, dogs, and horses.

American Academy of Dermatology

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According to the American Academy of Dermatology, the most common types of moles are skin tags, raised moles and flat moles.