9 Dangerous Myths About Moles and Suntan That Even Some Doctors Seem to Believe In

As it turns out, there are a lot of false facts about suntan and melanoma that many people seem to believe. Some people sound the alarm as soon as a mole begins to grow and change its appearance. Others don’t remove a growth until it’s absolutely necessary. While others have no idea that you can get tan even when it’s raining or the weather is foggy. SCIENCE, HEALTH, LIFESTYLE, COOL STUFF, SCIENCE, WOMEN, SKIN, BEAUTY, SELF CARE, SCIENCE

We gathered several popular myths about moles that should’ve been debunked a long time ago for the sake of health and beauty. SCIENCE, HEALTH, LIFESTYLE, COOL STUFF, SCIENCE, WOMEN, SKIN, BEAUTY, SELF CARE, SCIENCE

Myth #9. Melanoma most commonly appears on the face and hands.

It’s very easy to notice weird moles and spots on your face. However, according to statistics, the most commonly affected areas are the back in men and the legs in women. Doctors advise paying attention to the areas where moles come in contact with clothes or shoes due to a higher risk of injury. SCIENCE, HEALTH, LIFESTYLE, COOL STUFF, SCIENCE, WOMEN, SKIN, BEAUTY, SELF CARE, SCIENCE

The potential for the development of melanoma increases with every sunburn, especially the ones that you got in early childhood. A genetic factor should be taken into account, as well — if a member of your immediate family was diagnosed with melanoma, you’ll most likely have it too. SCIENCE, HEALTH, LIFESTYLE, COOL STUFF, SCIENCE, WOMEN, SKIN, BEAUTY, SELF CARE, SCIENCE

Myth #8. A particular danger is posed by big, dark, and raised moles.

At an early stage, a malignant tumor looks like a simple mole. If you have more than 50 moles on your whole body, it’s better to get them examined by an oncologist and a dermatologist at the hospital. Light-skinned, blue-eyed, red-haired, and freckle-faced people are in the risk group. SCIENCE, HEALTH, LIFESTYLE, COOL STUFF, SCIENCE, WOMEN, SKIN, BEAUTY, SELF CARE, SCIENCE

Dark spots that look like little moles on an eyeball are a cause for concern and require an ophthalmologist examination. In most cases, they’re harmless, but some of them can be a sign of a malignant eye damage. SHOW MORE