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If Detected Early, Skin Cancer Can Be Cured PermanentlyBY: Ritu Choudhary | Category: Melanoma and Skin Cancer | Submitted: 2010-08-01 20:35:47
If detected early, skin cancer can be cured permanently
If detected early, skin cancer can be cured permanently. Watch therefore any change in your pigmented spots, moles and lesions rough.
Caner of the few: the importance of screening
Cancer of the skin or "malignant melanoma" is one of the most formidable of all cancers. Indeed, it can kill, so it's only 2 mm thick. It is responsible each year about 1500 deaths on average in Europe. These cancers can be removed by surgical treatments before they evolve and harm the patient seriously. The steady increase in skin cancer is to bound to the popularity of tanning intensive and travel in distant lands where the sun is much more aggressive. Although the sun is smooth it is nice and vital (good for morale, bone, libido), but, when abused, it becomes evil, it is dangerous, especially among toddlers. Sunburns received during childhood are, in fact, often the bed of melanoma in adults.
How and where cancer develops?
Malignant melanoma is caused by an uncontrolled proliferation of certain cells of the skin, called melanocytes, because they make the pigment melanin. Excessive exposure to solar ultraviolet radiation is a major cause of this disorder. If these disordered cells are not contained and removed in time, they become fearful, because they will never disappear and can migrate into the lymphatic system, brain, liver, lungs and it will be too late. Most skin cancers develop in terms of moles in sun-exposed areas and offer a multitude of aspects. Some, indeed, are in relief, other dishes (pigmentation) and their color, not always uniform, can be flesh, black, brown. In women, melanoma often sits on the calves and among men, in the torso and back, the elderly, on the face. It can also be seen on the soles of the feet and elsewhere.
Five suspicious signs should alert you
The ABCDE rule summarizes the five changes that are warning signs should not be overlooked.
A. The mole changes its appearance, becomes Unbalanced.
B. Its edges become irregular.
C. Its color is more uniform and it becomes colored (various shades of brown or both black, red, brown or blue).
D. Its diameter was extended beyond 6 mm.
E. He Played in a few weeks or months: it was flat, its surface elevates, if raised, it expands. Repeated bleeding and itching are also suspicious signs.
Elderly: monitor your rough spots
In the elderly, precancerous lesions of the skin, come in two forms.
The "basal" or basal cell carcinoma
It is so called because it grows from the basal layer of the epidermis. It often begins as a small pearl translucent, hard, on your face, the bridge of the nose, scalp, ears. It grows slowly and may become crusted. The "Basal" is operable and curable at 99%.
The "squamous" or squamous cell carcinoma
It is so called because it's shaped like a thorn. It appears mainly on the face as a little rough with budding local small scabs which recur persistently. This precancerous lesion is more dangerous than the "basal", as it might in 20% of cases evolve and spread of cancer cells elsewhere. Surgical treatment started early (ablation electrosurgical) allows complete recovery.
Caution vis-à-vis the sun
You must protect yourself from intense sun, which causes hyperactivity of melanocytes. Tan gradually so sweet hours, using a good sunscreen and renewing them regularly (an index 30, for example, is valid 60 minutes). And know that 10 hours per year spent in the sun without screen increase the risk of melanoma by 2 or 3. Children, fair skin and bright-eyed, redheads and those who have already had a family member affected by cancer of the skin must absolutely avoid sunburn and therefore be particularly well protected. To avoid keratoses (pigmented spots covered with crusts), older people have an interest in her hair with a hat and put sunscreen on their face.
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