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Moles-when to worry

A mole can be a harmless spot on your skin or a sign of skin cancer. But how can we tell whether this common blemish is something we should be talking to our doctor about? Heather Stephen finds out.  Moles are made up of cells called melanocytes which produce colour in your skin. We may be born with them although most develop during the first 30 years of life. Most moles are innocent but they can develop into melanoma. Around 13,500 people are diagnosed with this serious skin cancer in the UK each year and it is now the nation’s…