Check periodically for changes in your own skin: skin cancer symptoms may suggest a serious problem. Caught in time, it is subject to therapy with a favorable outcome. Here are five attributes, which may be the signal for skin cancer. Symptoms are specific spots and sores that you should not ignore:
* SYMPTOM №1: Notice irritated area of the skin or reddish stain that long does not disappear. This spot can be covered with crust and white, but never disappears completely.
* SYMPTOM №2: Small ulcers that do not heal for a long and sometimes are bleeding.
* SYMPTOM №3: Spots on the skin whose dimensions gradually grow.
* SYMPTOM №4: nodule with a smooth surface – pink, red, black, white, purple or brown.
* SYMPTOM №5: faded stretch the skin with a smooth surface resembling scar. It hurts sharply distinguished from neighboring areas.
Skin cancer symptoms can be any changes in hairless areas on your skin. Australian scientists have found that people with unruly hair significantly less frequently suffer from skin cancer. This statement is heralded by a specialized team of University of Queensland.
The study lasted 10 years, and in monitoring for skin cancer, symptoms were covered 20,000 people from all regions of Australia. It is determined that the hair, especially on the face in the form of a beard and mustache, reduces the effects of solar radiation by about 30%. Thus the risk of malignancy in the skin decreases repeatedly.
As is known, namely ultraviolet rays provoke formation in the body of free radicals responsible for the appearance of this type of cancer. The conclusion is that the thick fur, hair is a protective factor. The more thoroughly and violent it is, the more secure is an organism from skin problems. So skin cancerdevelops more frequently.
Australians themselves believe that their discovery affects expression of human evolution. When analyzing the symptoms of skin cancer should be accepted explanation for the different kind of typical hair growth in certain areas of the planet. Traditionally, the population of the southern zone is characterized by a lush and thick hair, while northern nations in this retreat.
This explanation is supported dosimetry. Scientists have studied the radiation effects on various skin types and found it covered with hair “saves” the body up to 40% of the radiation exposure.
Sunburn can trigger skin cancer. Experts are adamant that timely detection of skin cancer is the key for successful treatment. The treatment is selected depending on the stage and type of malignancy, there are cases in which the taking of biopsy material “stripped” fully malignant tissue in the absence of other characters subsequent treatment it is not necessary.
Here are the most usual methods for the treatment of skin cancer:
Ø Freezing (cryosurgery) – in pre-cancerous lesions and small finds practiced freezing killing with liquid nitrogen;
Ø Laser therapy – in single, localized finds a small area;
Ø Cutting – with modified tissue is removed and part of health; practiced in melanomas;
Ø Operations – complicated surgery, which removes larger areas of the skin layers, checking the depth of malignant changes;
Ø Removal of tumors by curette and HF;
Ø Chemotherapy and radiotherapy – in cases where surgery is not possible for some reason.
More about skin cancer symptoms and signs:
You may have doubts about skin cancer, if a clean, smooth place in your body appeared entity as a nodule, which begins to grow. Alarming signal are moles that bleed or fade. Watch carefully what happens to you if your skin appears dry, whitish spots that are peeling – it is not necessarily to be cancer.
It pays to check the wound that does not heal and constantly bleeding. If you diagnose cancer early enough, it can be cured completely if the changes have not reached the lymph nodes. Keep an eye on moles, which have from years: if one of them starts to grow asymmetrically or to change color seek a dermatologist without delay.
Types of Skin Cancer
Experts talk about the three main types of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma. The first two types are often referred to as non-melanoma cancers. They differ in the type of cells that are affected by the malignant process. Basal cell carcinoma lends itself most successfully treated, and melanoma is the most dangerous.
The problem with melanoma is extremely rapid development, rapid dissipation of dangerous metastases.
Skin cancer is the most common malignancy. According to some statistics every second American 65 years of age at least once in their life has had skin cancer. The most serious is the risk of skin cancer to get sick people who spend a lot of time in the sun or if you have blond or red hair, with light skin and eyes.