I only have a few moles. Would I still need to have them checked?
Yes. Even if you only have a few moles, you can still get skin cancer, or malignant melanoma. Changes to the appearance or condition of your moles are an early indicator of cancerous moles. It can also be difficult to see and monitor changes in moles located on your back or shoulders. As skin cancer can be fatal if not diagnosed and treated at an early stage, regular mole monitoring is strongly recommended.