What is the advice?
Make sure you are familiar with the normal appearance of your skin and any moles that you have.
This is very important if you are fair skinned, have many moles or a tendency to freckle or burn in the sun. Get your partner to look at areas of skin that you cannot easily see. If you think you have a mole that could be a melanoma, go to your GP. Not all melanomas will develop from a pre-existing mole.
In fact according to various studies, only 15-50% of histological samples of malignant melanoma show evidence of a pre-existing mole. The majority of melanomata develop as a melanoma. Multiple mole removal therefore is not recommended for prevention and by the same token UV protection is important for the entire exposed skin and not just for the moles.