Moles are growths on the skin that are usually brown or black. It can appear anywhere on the skin, alone or in groups, and occur when cells of the skin grow in a cluster instead of being spread throughout the skin. These cells make the pigment that gives the skin its natural color, but could it affect your skin health at some point? or could it be a reason for skin cancer detection?
The answer is yes, if you noticed any changes in a mole's color, height, size and shape, you should visit a dermatologist to evaluate it. You also should have moles checked if they bleed, ooze, itch, and become tender or painful.
Therefore, in a community initiative in collaboration between the Friends of Cancer Patients (FoCP) and NIVEA Sun Middle East, a joint campaign called “The Mole Talk” was launched to educate the public and healthcare professionals about one of the MENA region’s most common but least understood cancers – skin cancer, it also had been endorsed by the UAE Ministry of Health.
In her interview with Freesia, her Excellency Ameera Bin Karam, President of FoCP Said “It is the fourth most common cancer among men in the region and the fifth most common among women" and she also had focused on the importance of following the simple protection steps such as applying sun protection creams and avoiding the sun between 10am to 4pm as it is highly preventable.