The Melanoma is a skin cancer that often appears in the form of.Especially after the summer, on the skin appear much more in that simply for aesthetic reasons can make the nose turn up. In reality, those in the can hide bigger problems.
The melanoma, in fact, is an increasingly common cancer nowadays and it is constantly increasing.
According to some studies, the incidence of this tumor is slightly higher in women than in men. The causes can be multiple, both genetic and geographical, but the most affected areas of the body are the legs and the face for women, while for men the trunk.
If the melanoma is still confined to the superficial skin layers, the prognosis is good, with the patient’s speedy recovery. On the other hand, if the melanoma has reached the deepest layers of the skin, the health of the patient may be at risk.
It is therefore important that prevention begins with a thorough dermatological examination of the.
Beyond the dermatological checks, you must also learn to know your own and if in doubt contact your doctor immediately.
Here is a brief handbook to recognize and prevent melanoma.
- It is important to observe the configuration of the mole, the object of the survey. If it has an irregular and asymmetric shape, that is, it is not round, it can be an atypical mole.
- Then, you have to look at the edges. If its boundaries are jagged and irregular, the neo must surely be checked by experts.
As for the color: there are in the lighter and others darker. If the mole in question is particularly dark or if it has an uneven color, it may be a melanoma.
- Regarding the dimensions: normally the diameter of the mole is not more than 6 mm. It may happen that after prolonged exposure to the sun some of them have grown in extension: the one that was small and almost invisible has now reached larger dimensions. If it exceeds the allowed size or if it has grown over time, an accurate dermatological examination is recommended.
- Some in then “break” and bleed. There are no real causes for this to happen. In some cases it is seasonal, in others it happens due to stress. However, these are atypical and therefore require a specialist visit.
The dermatologist, after the visit, will be able to better advise the patient on the measures to be taken.