Skin Cancer Identification and Prevention

Skin cancer is one of the most curable cancers, if you can catch it in time. If you don’t, it can be one of the most deadly. That is why it is so important to see your dermatologist regularly to have your moles examined. Prevention is key, sunscreen is a must, even in small children. Below is a link to a slide show on WebMd.com showing abnormal moles and also a link to cancer.gov detailing the signs and symptoms of skin cancer, along with prevention. If you have any questionable spots, go to the doctor as soon as possible. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! It could save your life!!  You are not immune to this disease and you matter, so take care of yourself:)

Click Here for Prevention and Symptoms from the National Cancer Institute.

Skin Cancer Slide Show from WebMd.

xx

Christy

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4 thoughts on “Skin Cancer Identification and Prevention”

  1. Thanks for helping to make people aware of skin cancer and sun safety! You are saving lives!!

  2. Hello Ididmyface,
    On a similar note,, i have a 2 questions

    1) do all skin cancer moles have to change because they are cancercous?
    2) i heard assymetrical moles are normal unless they change rapidly so are assymetrical moles at a greater risk of skin cancer and why?
    Catch you again soon!

    1. Thanks for you comment. I’m not a Dr., but my understanding is that changing moles are a symptom that something might be wrong. I suppose the mole could remain unchanged to an untrained eye and still be cancerous. Its always good to get all of your moles checked and then the Dr. will tell you if there is something they want to keep an eye on and how often they would like for you to come back to be checked again. Better safe than sorry:)

      Asymmetrical moles should ALWAYS be checked by a dermatologist, at least once. They can then decide if the mole can stay or if it needs to be biopsied. I don’t know if having an asymmetrical mole puts you at greater risk of developing skin cancer, but I do know that they are a sign that something might be wrong. If its asymmetrical get it checked out whether it changes or not:)

      I hope this helps!
      xx
      Christy

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