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Mole Inspection Skin Cancer Marietta, GA

Though they are unusual in appearance and might resemble melanoma, Dysplastic Nevus is plural for “atypical moles” that often run in families and are noncancerous. Even so, The Skin Cancer Foundation is clear that individuals with atypical moles are at a greater risk of developing melanoma, and those with a high number of moles are at a higher risk for such. Moreover, dysplastic nevus are more prominent in Caucasians, as up to 8 percent of Caucasians have atypical moles. Though the presence of noncancerous moles is not always a concern, individuals are considered high-risk when there is a family history of melanoma.

Dermatologists and other skin care specialists agree that regular skin examinations are imperative for high-risk individuals, along with rigorous daily sun protection. In turn, it’s important to become aware of other conditions and syndromes that increase one’s risk of developing melanoma. For instance, individuals are considered to have Atypical Mole Syndrome when they have 100 moles or more, if one or more of the moles are 8 mm or larger, and if one or more of the moles are atypical. Along with atypical mole syndrome, individuals might have Familial Atypical Multiple Mole Melanoma Syndrome, or FAMMM, placing them at a higher risk. These individuals have one or more first or second-degree relatives that have presented with melanoma. Because people with FAMMM can develop atypical moles anytime throughout their lives, a commitment to regular skin examinations is key to early detection and treatment.

Careful consideration of one’s medical and family history, as well as the presence of atypical moles is necessary to determine the right approach to treatment. In some instances, monitoring atypical moles regularly is enough. Yet, in other cases, a biopsy is recommended or complete removal of the moles. Meanwhile, understanding when and how to use sunscreen is paramount. First, apply a broad- spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 15 of higher every single day. If you are going outside, apply sunscreen 30 minutes prior, and make a point to reapply sunscreen every two hours.

Do You Have A History Of Atypical Moles, Or A Family History Of Melanoma?

At Kayal Dermatology & Skin Cancer Specialists, our team believes that mole checks should be scheduled annually, beginning after age 30, and especially if an irregular mole has been detected previously or if there is a family history of melanoma.

If you’ve noticed a suspicious mole or lesion, or if you have a family history of melanoma, contact Dr. Kayal and the compassionate staff at Kayal Dermatology & Skin Cancer Specialists today.

Posted on behalf of Kayal Dermatology & Skin Cancer Specialists

141 Lacy Street, Suite 200
Marietta, GA 30060

Phone: (770) 426-7177

FAX: (770) 426-7745


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Kayal Dermatology & Skin Cancer Specialists

4.9 / 5.0

Based on 183 reviews

Jennifer M.

First time ever at a dermatology office! So I was a little nervous... But they have a very friendly staff and it was nice meeting PA Joel! Felt comfortable and he was informative & made me feel like I wasn’t the only person dealing with my issue. I can’t wait to see some results and get some relief!!

Eve L.

Love this place! Everyone is so caring, and very helpful in each way possible. Highly recommend this place for skin care and even skin cancer!

Detlef K.

I’ve been going here awhile. I’ve got a few pesky issues, some due to my not allowing areas to completely heal, sins that prolongs my already glacier like speed healing! I really appreciate Dr. Kayal and Joel who combine to take of me and my family.

Michael V.

Was greeted upon my arrival, very nice waiting room, was taken back immediately. Very professional, caring and friendly staff. They want to help you. The PA Joel was very knowledgeable and knew exactly how to help me. I was given a prescription to address the problem. Will be back with other issues, keep up the good work.

Lisa W.

PA Brown is very attentive to my son's needs. I have not had any difficulty getting appointments when needed. I think this practice provides excellent service. I definitely recommend Kayal Dermatology for all of your skin needs.

Kevin S.

The nurse was great made me completely comfortable before biopsy’s and Dr Kayak was great explaining what’s going on, recommend very highly

Kayal Dermatology & Skin Cancer Specialists

141 Lacy Street, Suite 200
Marietta, GA 30060

Phone: (770) 426-7177

Fax: (770) 426-7745


Mon-Fri: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm