Most people in the world have a few moles. They can come at any age, generally starting in early childhood.
Most people know that moles can become cancerous tumors. And know to check ones if they seem irregular.
A mole is basically some skin cancer that changed it’s mind. Some cells started to divide quickly on a path to cancer, and then for some reason, they stopped. Anytime that cancer suddenly stops is worth investigating, scientists like Dr. Mooi believe that the process in which moles do this may be an important way that that body stops cancer. On the subject he says, “It is a fair guess to say that this mechanism protects us from cancer over and over again,…Perhaps on a daily basis.”.