When you think of moles, Austin Powers and Goldmember may spring to mind. But those dark spots are actually no joking matter.
We’re sounding the alarm bells here: after Australia, South Africa has the second highest incidence of skin cancer in the world. And, according to the Cancer Association of South Africa’s research, about 20 000 new cases of skin cancer are reported every year in our country. Everyone knows moles can indicate something deeper than sunburn – but not every mole is dangerous. We asked dermatologist Dr Izolda Heydenrych from Cape Town’s Cosmetic Dermatology Centre for tips on how to determine when you need to see a specialist.
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