Thursday, 12 February 2015

Skin Cancer Examination

The most common of all cancers is skin cancer. It is actually afflicting higher percentage of people and increasing rapidly! There are three main types of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma. Fortunately, if it is detected early it is also the easiest to cure. Early detection or early diagnose and early treatment can significantly cure the disease completely. But, if it is left ignored and it is allowed to develop, it can result in disfigurement and even death. Everyone should gain knowledge and be educated regarding such type of disease and everyone should begin educating their children and family members or friends etc about the same. If we follow the precautions there will be no risk of detection either. Doctors suggest getting full body check up done or skin examinations done at-least twice a year. And, self-exams are suggested too. Self skin examination becomes important because if you will notice any changes in skin only then you will be able to report it to your doctor. Self-exams are the best way to ensure that a person does not become a statistic in the battle against skin cancer. Such self examinations also alert people about changes in their skin.

These examinations alert people to get aid in the early detection of skin cancer. For this, people should know their own skin only then they will be able to notice or trace any changes in the skin. What you should check; any sudden spots, freckles, or moles. What can be cancerous or pre cancerous; A skin growth that increases in size. And skin growth that appears pearly, translucent, tan, brown, black, or multicolored. You may have a mole, birthmark, beauty mark, or any brown spot that changes color or increases in size or thickness. You may notice skin growth that changes in texture and is irregular in outline. Also, that spot or sore may continues to itch, hurt, crust, scab, erode, or bleed and an open sore that does not heal within three weeks. Self-examination is not less than any life-saving procedure. You can simply perform it at home. You need to have mirrors (big and hand-held), proper light-conditions and may be someone’s help to examine the body parts or areas that you are unable to reach to. And you should note down what you have noticed so that you can explain it to your doctor.

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