How Do Moles Become Cancerous?

Most people have multiple moles, and they come in lots of different shapes and sizes. Usually they’re harmless, but occasionally they could be a sign of a very serious disease: melanoma. So, when is a mole just a mole, and how does it turn into a deadly form of cancer?

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