Moles -- the brown, slightly raised beauty spots found on most humans -- can sometimes turn deadly. This is because certain forms of skin cancer can resemble moles or form within them. However, when a cancerous mole is caught early enough, even the most aggressive type of skin cancer is treatable. The key to early detection is to monitor your moles and be on the lookout for suspicious changes. Do you know what a healthy mole is supposed to look like? Do you know what kinds of changes in moles might indicate cancer? Take this quiz to find out how much you know about spotting cancerous moles. It just might save your life.
Question 1 of 10
Which type of cancer accounts for only 5 percent of skin cancer cases, yet is responsible for a large number of cancer deaths?
Question 2 of 10
What's the name of the skin cell that clusters to form a mole?
Question 3 of 10
What percentage of freckles become cancerous?
Question 4 of 10
Which acronym does the American Academy of Dermatology use to help people determine changes in a mole?
Question 5 of 10
What types of border irregularities are common in melanomas?
Question 6 of 10
What is the ideal maximum diameter size for a normal, healthy mole?
Question 7 of 10
What is a sign that a mole is evolving?
Question 8 of 10
What type of test does a doctor conduct to determine whether or not a mole is cancerous?
Question 9 of 10
What stage of melanoma indicates the cancer has not spread beyond the upper layer of skin?
Question 10 of 10