When should I call my doctor?
You should have a skin examination by a doctor if you have any of the following:
- A personal history of skin cancer or atypical nevi (moles).
- A family history of skin cancer.
- A history of intense sun exposure as a young person and painful or blistering sunburns.
- New, numerous, or large moles.
- A mole that is changing in size, color, or shape.
- Any mole that itches, bleeds or is tender.