Check Your Skin: Is That a Simple Mole or a Melanoma Cancer?
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Check Your Skin: Is That a Simple Mole or a Melanoma Cancer?

How would you know if it is just a simple mole or a melanoma cancer? It is very important that you know when to see your doctor to have your skin checked. Melanoma is one of the most deadly skin cancers today. Most skin cancers are curable if discovered at early stage. In this regard, you need to check your skin regularly for any unusual growth of dark moles, lesions, and skin discolorations. In this article you will be informed of the common symptoms of melanoma skin cancer.

How would you know if it is just a simple mole or a melanoma cancer? It is very important that you know when to see your doctor to have your skin checked. Melanoma is one of the most deadly skin cancers today. Most skin cancers are curable if discovered at early stage. In this regard, you need to check your skin regularly for any unusual growth of dark moles, lesions, and skin discolorations. In this article you will be informed of the common symptoms of melanoma skin cancer.

Moles are normally flat, circle or oval in shape. Its color can be brown, black, tan, pink or the same color of the skin but normally the size of mole is not large than 1/4 inch. Some people have more moles in their body as moles can be as many as more than a 100. That is normal but sometimes these moles can be cancerous too.

Melanoma cancer can happen to anyone but those people who have fair complexion especially white Caucasians, have cancer history in the family or personally treated with skin cancer before, often exposed to the sun, have large mole during birth or numerous moles, often exposed to x-rays, are more prone to this sick. It is vital that we examine our skin conditions to be aware of any symptoms of melanoma skin cancer. 

Here are the common symptoms you need to watch in your skin. If you are positive to all these symptoms, you should see your doctor immediately. 

  • Look at the size if it is irregular in size. If you fold the dark spot, is there any disproportion to the other side? Is the other side looks much bigger or smaller? Normally moles are symmetrical in size. 
  • What is the color? Is it black, brown, red, white or blue? Often melanoma cancer has different strange combination of these colors.
  • If the lesion or affected area is larger the 6mm, it might be a bad indication.
  • The affected area is changing its size and color over a period of time.

Melanoma cancer doesn't need to be painful. Sometimes it only rings the bell when it is already fatal. Don't wait melanoma cancer strike you at the back. Be aware of its symptoms so you can receive the proper medication. Examine your moles in your skin either by your own or with the help of your dermatologist. Accuracy is important in our health, it's better to be sure than to find out that it's all too late.

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Melanoma is an insidious disease. Well, that your article describes the symptoms of melanoma, which can see yourself at home.

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