The most dangerous form of skin cancer is melanoma, which can be a serious disease if it spreads to internal organs; so it is very important to identify a melanoma and early detection, paying special attention to moles, brown spots and skin growths.
HealthRisk of melanoma
The increased risk of developing melanoma depends on several factors such as sun exposure, family history or the number of moles that appear on the skin among others.
UVA and UVB rays are dangerous to the skin and can cause skin cancer, including melanoma , especially sunburn with blisters in early childhood.
Also people with lighter skin have a higher risk of developing skin cancer and those who have had a melanoma suffer more risk of recurrence, and those with a first degree relative diagnosed with melanoma has a 50% greater chance of develop the disease than those who have no family history.
Recognize a melanoma
Self-exams can help identify early skin cancers, and for the self to succeed, we must know what is being sought. Generally, to detect any melanoma, we must pay special attention to the following warning signs:
– New moles or growths.
– Any existing tumors that begin to grow or change.
– Injuries that cause itching, bleeding, or do not heal.
Most important signs to consider in moles
Moles are generally safe; although it should be noted that anyone who owns more than 100 moles increased risk of melanoma, presenting the first symptoms in one or more atypical moles; why it’s so important to know your skin thoroughly and know how to recognize if there are changes in your moles.
The mole is always benign when it is symmetrical; This means that if you draw an imaginary line down the middle, both sides agree, if the two halves do not match, means that it is asymmetric and will be a warning sign for melanoma.
Most benign moles appear the same color, often with a single shade of brown, ua to present a variety of colors such as black, different shades of brown, red, white or blue is another warning sign of a possible melanoma .
The lunar benign usually have a smaller diameter than malignant tumors as melanomas usually are larger than 6 mm., but sometimes can occur smaller when first detected.
A benign mole shows slight edge, unlike melanomas, which tend to tend to be uneven, scalloped or nicks.
Common benign moles look the same time, hence to maintain caution when a mole starts to change in some way; therefore any change in regard to size, color, shape, elevation, or any new symptoms, such as bleeding, itching or appearance decostra urgently need to consult your doctor.
I hope this post we have helped you learn how to identify a melanoma. Although as I always say at the slightest sign of alarm should go to a professional so you can diagnose it correctly.