Yes, I understand that I SHOULD let a doctor handle mole removal, however I’m tempted to try it myself. It’s my understanding that almost all moles are benign. And if it IS benign, any damage to the mole is not going to cause it to become cancerous. That the only real danger is that if it’s not benign, that cutting or damaging the mole might cause it to spread cancerous cells.
I’ve had a mole on my side for as long as I can remember. I’m fairly certain I was born with it, but I can remember noticing it as a kid, at least 20 years ago. It hasn’t changed in all that time, so I’m pretty sure it’s just your average mole. But despite all the time we’ve spent together, I think it’s time for it to go.
I’ve heard that tying a string (or even hair!) around it tightly will cause it to fall off. I’m even somewhat tempted to handle it the way I do my occasional skin tag. Manicuring scissors and hydrogen peroxide. Is this REALLY a bad thing to do? Is it NECCESSARY to let a doctor, cut it off for me? I’ve got pretty stable hands.
Oh, and what about freezing it off myself with one of those wart removal systems?