Skin Cancer Detection Warning Signs to Know About Moles & Spots

Skin Cancer Detection Warning Signs to Know About Moles & Spots
Skin Cancer Detection Warning Signs to Know About Moles & Spots

A large number of people across the globe are plagued with skin cancer every year. Actually, Melanoma is one of the most fetal forms of skin cancer. It spreads very hastily and is usually diagnosed when it is progressed far into the patient’s body. The reason being, Melanoma does not often present symptoms until it has moved on greatly.

Another widespread skin cancer is Carcinoma which moves on gradually, however, its diagnosis is also very difficult. Most people are aware of the fact that sun damage can bring about these horrendous cancers. Though people know about the severity of these cancers but they usually don’t know how to identify these cancers. However, if you have any dubious moles or you want to identify the skin cancers, you can do it easily by following few tips. Tips are given here;

Screen Yourself

Set a routine to screen yourself on regular basis to examine the appearance of any unusual changes such as sunburn, spots, blisters, rashes, lesions, sores etc. in any area of the body. Make use of a magnifying mirror to magnify any change and take photos of the unusual thing with a digital camera. Or, if these things are not readily available, ask any of your family members to help you with this task.

Closely Inspect Each Mole You Have

If you notice that a mole is much different on one side than it’s on the other; pay close attention to it since the mole is probably suspicious. Examine its size and color; make notes to share with the physician and consult a doctor or dermatologist for a proper diagnosis of these as soon as possible.

Examine Any Skin Rashes You Have

Inspect the size, the shape and the color of the rash. Skin rashes are of various types and their underlying causes differ greatly. Thus, only rash isn’t often an indication of cancer. However, at times a rash actinic keratosis can be a sign of skin cancer. It is often seen as a coarse, dry skin laceration of gray, red or pink color and is often limited to one area. Occasionally it starts as a smooth, scaly area and then becomes a hard surface.