Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Learn How To Identify And Prevent Skin Cancer


Despite being the largest organ of our body — and one of the most essential for our survival — we rarely treat our skin with the love, care, and respect that it deserves.
Bruises, burns, blisters — our skin bears the brunt of it all. And how do we repay it? By ignoring all of the signs and signals it’s sending us!
Moles, freckles, and birthmarks might not seem like a big deal, but they could signify some serious concerns — such as melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer.
According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, one person dies from melanoma every 57 minutes. And if you’ve had more than five sunburns in your life, your chance of developing melanoma more than doubles.
However, there are ways to detect the signs and symptoms of skin cancer. All you have to do is learn your ABCs!
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"A" is for "Asymmetry"

benign mole
A normal, benign mole should be very symmetrical. That is, if you drew a line across it, both sides would look pretty much exactly the same.
Melanoma lesions — the bad kind of mole you’re looking for — are typically irregular in shape, so an asymmetrical mole is one that should be checked out by a doctor.

"B" is for "Border"

do i have skin cancer
Non-cancerous moles have smooth, even borders. Their outlines are usually clearly defined, and they make an obvious shape.
A melanoma lesion has notched, uneven, and blurred borders. They do not have a clear shape. These moles could be cancerous and should be examined.

"C" is for "Color"

is this mole cancerous
A harmless mole is usually a single shade of tan or brown. Their color is even and consistent throughout.
Melanoma lesions are usually identified by the presence of many colors and shades. Uneven distribution of color can be the sign of a cancerous spot.