The American Skin Cancer Society estimates that one in five people will develop skin cancer in their lives. In the US alone, more than 5.4 million cases of non-melanoma skin cancer are treated annually. For people who spend much of their time in the sun, this fact is worrying.
The best way to prevent skin cancer is to always be protected from UV rays, using sunscreen or UPF clothes when you are outdoors. But it still has not really close the possibility of skin cancer. Keep it important to always monitor the skin and pay attention to the changes that occur.
Dr. Tim Berger, a dermatologist at the University of California, San Francisco, said 6 percent of dangerous moles were detected by patients, not dermatologists. Unfortunately, some skin changes are easily missed by untrained eyes.
Melansir Prevention, Wednesday (27/12/2017), following 5 skin conditions that you should be aware of. If you find any of the below skin conditions, immediately visit a dermatologist or a dermatologist.
1. A new mole larger than 6 mm
The new mole is usually not something to be worried about, however, a new mole larger than 6mm may be an early warning sign of melanoma – the most serious type of skin cancer.
This is something you should monitor immediately regardless of your current age. “Melanoma does not attack a single age group,” Berger warned.
Another skin cancer mole marker, Berger says, is when the mole changes. So if you do not have the current skin problem, pay attention to everything as well as possible. Take a photo of every mole and skin irritation you have, so you can do the comparison later.
2. A new mole with a strange fringe
Non-cancerous mole is symmetrical and usually smooth with clear edges. If a new mole looks asymmetrical, or has a rough edge, check it out.
Another danger sign is when a new mole appears with a blurred edges and fused into the skin.
3. New mole with abnormal color
The color of a mole should revolve between dark brown or brown, Berger said, or slightly pink. Every time there’s a black, red, white or blue mole, that’s enough reason to go to a dermatologist right away.
Another danger sign is when the color of the last dung is a mixture of light brown and dark brown – a mole should be just one color.
Given the differences in skin color of each person, the color of the mole is dangerous for everyone is also different. The brighter the color of your skin, the lighter should be the color of the mole.
4. Appears a lump or grow warts
If you have a lump that looks like a small blister over 6mm in size, and does not go away after 6 weeks, Berger says this is another warning that should be checked immediately. These lumps can also bleed slightly and often appear on the neck and face.
The same is true for new warts that grow or boils that do not heal. Both can be cell carcinomas, a form of cancer that can be treated often arise due to chronic sun damage.
5. Dried patches
The patches on your hands can be nothing more than dry skin, but if this comes up with a size larger than 6mm and lasts for 6 weeks, do not ignore it.
This is another sign of cell carcinoma, which often appears as a blister. So if you have a lot of spots like this, this could be just skin irritation