I had a mole on the side of my breast that went from being tan colored to black brown over a period of a couple years. The Melanoma team never seemed concerned but I hated the looks of it and was considering getting it removed. One day as I was putting lotion on I felt an edge that started coming off. I picked at it and realized I could lift it up a little so I pulled on it and the entire thing came off. The skin underneath had a few red dots where it was attached to the skin and you could tell it was only on the surface. So I saved some money by doing my own excision! There is no evidence of it now. The mole that got me a Stage 4 diagnosis was a textbook nodular blue black blood blister that no one could have missed diagnosing and was firmly attached.