I've had this mole most of my life, it is very raised but smaller than the size of a pencil eraser. Today I noticed it felt a little dry to the touch, so I went and looked in the mirror and noticed that there was, what looked like dry skin on the mole. I kind of rubbed it a bit and the skin came off. It almost looked like little peices of dirty dry skin, if that makes sense. I don't remember this ever happening before, and I recently went to the dermatologist about 3 months ago and had a clean bill of health. The color is a milky brown color and it is almost perfectly semetrical. So no tale tell signs of melanoma, but I still worry about it as my mom was diagnosed with it about 3 years ago. Should I be concerned about this?
The easiest way would be to make an appointment with derm and find it out. Because,at one hand, it really could be the dead skin that sometimes comes off, especially in summer, after sunbathing. But at the other hand, it might be something more serious, and it your family has a history of melanoma cases, it`s better for you to check it and forget it.
Moreover, I can suggest you reading about virotherapy, which is not only a cancer treatment, but it is also often practiced as immune system activitator, thus decreasing the possibility of the person getting a melanoma ( I mean those, who are at the high risk group of getting melanoma). So maybe you could benefit from something that prevents such severe cancer.
Hoping, that your worries are just worries,
Thanks for the reply. I am a bit of a hypochondriac, so I'm always over analyzing everything when it comes to my moles. I went to a skin cancer screening at a local hospital and everything was fine. However, I'm still going to the derm next month to get a few burned off, just to save myself from future unnecessary worries. But so far, so good.