Do Not Miss These Melanoma Symptoms!!!!
It is considered that the most treatable cancer is the skin cancer. Although it can be a very scary diagnosis you can see and watch out for the symptoms for this disease and help you be aware of all the risks that your body can present to you. These symptoms are not to be ignored. You can find out more about the risks here.
RISK FACTORS FOR MELANOMA
People get cancer every day. There are always risk factors that should put you on high alert. There was a study made In the European Institute of Oncology that predicts that childhood sun exposure can be a risk of melanoma, even adult sun exposure. The genes also have some influence in the melanoma risk, but there is nothing you can do about genetics. But you need to do regular checks, sunscreen use and awareness of the melanoma symptoms. People with fair skin have bigger risk of the sun, increasing the risk of melanoma. But everyone can be diagnosed with melanoma. Just make sure you do regular checks.
The best weapon against this disease is the awareness. You should always be aware of the changes in and on your body. Watch out for any new or changing moles. Every disease that can be discovered early can be helped. There is an ABC list that shows you how to inspect your moles and when should you visit a dermatologist.
- A: Asymmetrical: If the look of the mole is asymmetrical it is presumed suspicious.
- B: If the borders are ragged, bumpy edges, instead of smooth edges, then they need to be checked out by a dermatologist.
- C: If the mole has uniform color, then it is not suspicious, but if multiple colors appear in the mole then it is better to check it out.
- D: If the mole has bigger diameter than 6 mm then you need to visit a doctor
- E: If changes appear in the mole like size, color or shape then it is better to be seen by a dermatologist.
The best help and prevention can be done if you know your body and see any unusual moles or their developments. If the mole is painful or sensitive then you must visit a doctor, or if just becomes open sore and it is not healing properly. Itching and tenderness can be seen as a problem as well. Look for any color changes in the moles and the surrounding skin and if any changes appear then make sure to visit a dermatologist.
Be aware of your skin and your body
Like we mentioned if there is genetic predisposition of skin cancer then that means you need to be especially careful with your moles. If there is a history of skin cancer in the family then that means you need to check your moles every month. It is better to take a photo of your moles so that you keep track of their behavior. If you have a family dermatologist then that means they may keep record of any skin blemishes. If it is caught early, melanoma can be treated. Just remember to check your body frequently and use these tips to protect your skin. You can even try broccoli and extracts from cannabis in preventing and fighting cancer.