Moles MolesRelated Tools & References « Back to Moles Index Sorted Alphabetically A-Z Sort by popularity Bumps on Skin Doctor: Checklist to Take To Your Doctor's Appointment Doctor: Getting the Most from Your Doctor's Appointment How to Choose a Doctor Melanoma: Prevention, Detection, and Treatment Sorted by Popularity (as on MedicineNet) Sort alphabetically Bumps on Skin How to Choose a Doctor Doctor: Checklist to Take To Your Doctor's Appointment Doctor: Getting the Most from Your Doctor's Appointment Melanoma: Prevention, Detection, and Treatment Suggested Reading on Moles by Our Doctors Related Diseases & Conditions 9 articles Melanoma Melanoma is a type of skin cancer which begins in skin cells called melanocytes and affects more than 53,600 people in the United States each year. These Sunburn (Sun Poisoning) Sunburn is caused by overexposure to UV radiation from the sun. UV rays can also damage the eyes. Repeated overexposure to UV rays also increases the risk Freckles Freckles are flat circular spots on the skin that may be red, yellow, tan, light brown, brown, or black in color. Lentigo is the term used to describe Cancer Cancer is a disease caused by an abnormal growth of cells, also called malignancy. It is a group of 100 different diseases, and is not contagious. Cancer Genetic Disease Genetic disease is a disorder or condition caused by abnormalities in a person's genome. Types of genetic inheritance include single inheritance (for example, Scars Scar formation is a natural part of the healing process after injury. The depth and size of the wound incision and the location of the injury impact the Birthmark Birthmarks and other abnormal skin pigmentation is caused by the body's inability to produce enough melanin. Abnormal skin pigmentation can cause conditions Skin Cancer Skin cancers occur when skin cells undergo malignant transformations and grow into tumors. The most common types of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma and Sunscreen Sunscreens are crucial for sun protection. Sun damage to the skin from exposure to ultraviolet rays is a risk factor for skin cancer and melanoma. To avoid Medications 3 articles Procedures & Tests 2 articles Pictures, Images & Quizzes 16 articles Doctor's & Expert's Views 0 articles Health News 16 articles Health Features 0 articles STAY INFORMED Get the latest health and medical information delivered direct to your inbox!