Moles are caused when cells in the skin (melanocytes) grow in clusters or clumps. Melanocytes are distributed throughout your skin and produce melanin, which is the pigment that gives your skin color.
This ABCDE guide can help you determine if a mole or a spot may indicate melanoma or other skin cancers:
Risk of Moles
It is very important to watch for any changes that occur with your moles as they can have a risk of melanoma.
It is important to take note of the current moles on your body, so you can continue to keep an eye out for any changes that may occur. Annual skin exams with your dermatologist is very important as well.