the Main oncologist of Ministry of health of the Russian Federation Andrey Kaprin explained how to recognize skin cancer.

According to him, in order to recognize the disease, special attention should be exercised when appearance of new moles, especially in the elderly.

“Some people have dozens of moles all over my body and they are all absolutely harmless. Melanoma can occur on the human body even without a single mole,” — said in the message of the expert, published in his Instagram.

Kaprin said there are few signs of malignant transformation: the rapid growth of the mole, change color, surface, forms of education, the emergence of itching, pain and other unpleasant sensations associated with the mole. In addition, the formation starts to wet, or periodically bleeding.