All you need to know about Skin Cancer and Melanoma

Start with treatment for skin cancer at an early syage. Know the signs and symptoms and get treated at the earliest to prevent complications of skin cancer.

What is Melanoma?

Melanoma is a type of skin cancer most commonly seen in adults. However, despite being rare, melanoma affects approximately 300–400 children and adolescents per year in the US. These can also happen in the eye. 

Melanoma is a type of skin cancer. In melanoma, cancer builds up in cells called melanocytes of the skin. Melanocytes produce melanin which gives color (pigment) to the skin.

In melanoma, cancer builds up in cells called melanocytes of the skin. Melanocytes produce melanin which gives color (pigment) to the skin.

Although generally considered a disease of adults, melanoma accounts for about 1% of cancers in children under the age of 15. It occurs mostly in older people, accounting for about 7% of cancers in adolescents aged 15–19 years.

When detected early, melanoma has a very good recovery rate. However, melanoma can spread to the lymph glands and other parts of the body, which can make it difficult to treat. Because of this, it is very important to be aware of melanoma and detect it early.

Many people have skin-related diseases like mole, pimples, rash, spots. If there is an abnormal growth in the skin, then it comes in skin cancer. Many symptoms suggest that you have skin cancer.

Skin Cancer Symptoms

1) Eczema -

It also comes in the symptoms of skin cancer. If someone sees eczema on the knee, elbow, or palm, then it can also be dangerous. If you see something like this on your body, then contact the doctor.

2) Change in BirthMark -

If there is a birthmark on the body and some changes start taking place in it, then it also comes in the symptoms of skin cancer. This includes the increase in the size of the birthmark and itching on it.

3) Feeling of burning -

Caution should be exercised if a burning sensation is felt around the eyes, on the neck, on the forehead, and cheeks.

4) Changes in the shape and color of sesame seeds -

If you have a mole somewhere on the body and some changes are being seen in it, such as its size is increasing or there is a change in the color, along with it there is a change in the skin around it, then it should not be ignored.

5) Stain -

Spotting – Suddenly there are spots on someplace in the body and they are not getting better or it has been more than 4 - 5 weeks then you should consult a doctor.

6) Change in the size of the pimple -

If you have a pimple and it remains normal, but suddenly the size of the pimple is increasing or there is a change in color, then this is also a symptom of skin cancer.

7) Itching -

Symptoms of skin cancer also include itching. If there is itching in any place on the body, then do not touch it, otherwise, it may increase further, rather tell the doctor about it as soon as possible.

8) Basal Cell Carcinoma -

Basal skin cells develop. It is located on the outer layer of the skin below the epidermis. When carcinoma develops on the chest, it is like a brown mark or flesh-colored lesion. Bleeding may occur as cancer develops or as a result of an injury.

If you are suffering from any of the above symptoms, consult your doctor immediately. 

(Disclaimer: The content on this site is for informational purposes only, and should not be taken as professional medical advice. Always seek the guidance of your doctor or other health professionals for any questions you may have regarding your health or a medical condition.)

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Dr. Rati Parwani

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