Melanoma is deadliest type of skin cancer. It could all start from a mole, but also out of blue as a new dark spot on the skin. Early diagnosis and treatment are fundamental. Check yourself with a mirror, front, back, sides; neck, scalp ( parting the hair ), genitals, hands and feet ( between fingers/toes ), ears ( in & outside ).
Knowing the ABCD alert signs to recognize a Melanoma can help you to identify it and save your and beloved one’s life:
A as ASIMMETRY
not round or oval; one half is different from the other
B as BORDER
irregular, scalloped or poorly defined
C as COLOR
uneven, shades of brown or black, but could also be white, red or blue
D as DIAMETER
more than 6 millimeters
E as EVOLVING
a skin lesion or a mole looking different from the surroundings or that changes its dimension, shape, color with time
If you find skin spots that have these characteristics, change, itch, bleed, get checked as soon as possible.
Absolute Health international Medical SPA periodic free skin check ups for early diagnosis and prevention of skin cancer that if early diagnosed is highly curable.
How can you prevent skin cancer?
Have an healthy outdoor life, following simple tips:
- Don’t expose yourself to the sun between 10am and 2pm
- Wear hat, sunglasses, long sleeved shirts and pants
- Use an antioxidant serum to fight free radicals and apply on top a professional sunscreen at least 30SPF ( reapply during the day ), even if cloudy or if winter time
- Avoid sunbeds since UV radiations could cause photo aging and skin cancer