Health & Fit 11 Signs It's Skin Cancer

02:28  21 october  2017
02:28  21 october  2017 Source:   Marie Claire

Moles not the only way to spot deadly melanoma

  Moles not the only way to spot deadly melanoma More than two-thirds of deadly skin cancers occur as new lesions, an analysis finds Contrary to what you might think, moles are not the most likely place for a deadly melanoma to develop, a new analysis shows. In fact, a review of 38 previously published medical studies involving more than 20,000 melanomas showed that only 29 percent of the skin cancers started in moles patients already had, while 71 percent arose as new lesions on the skin."Patients and physicians should be aware that skin without moles is more at risk than moles to develop a melanoma," said lead researcher Dr. Riccardo Pampena.

10. Look under your fingernails for brown or black streaks. These can also appear on your toes. 11 . Crusty, scaly (gonna be sick) skin is another biggie. Baring Bodies To Fight Skin Cancer ? Can Sunscreen Cause Skin Cancer ? 10 Signs It ' s Not a Date.

A lot of their symptoms overlap—which doesn’t *really* matter because despite which category you fall under, it ’ s still skin cancer . We tapped into Gohara’s expertise to find out which “little” signs could potentially mean big trouble down the road if untested

  11 Signs It's Skin Cancer © Shutterstock Fact: Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S. Fact #2: Most people don't know how to apply SPF properly. Also a fact (and a bummer): Deadly skin cancers will continue to increase over the next 15 years. Basically, the sun + your skin = a really bad combination if you're not careful.

Now that we've thoroughly horrified you - sorry, not sorry - how about some cheering up? The good news is that the earlier you catch and treat it, the more likely your dermatologist can cure cancer - about 90 percent of the time, says Yale dermatologist, Mona Gohara, M.D. Small win! But before you roll your eyes and protest that you never use tanning beds or spend *that* much time outside, over-exposure to UV rays isn't the only factor you need to consider.

Ovarian cancer symptoms and warning signs

  Ovarian cancer symptoms and warning signs On Sept. 1, National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month begins. With around 22,440 new cases of ovarian cancer predicted for 2017, it's possible that a woman you know may receive a diagnosis. Ovarian cancer is the tenth most common cancer and the fifth-leading cause of cancer death in the U.S., but it can be treated if it's caught early, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

A lot of their symptoms overlap—which doesn’t *really* matter because despite which category you fall under, it ’ s still skin cancer . We tapped into Gohara’s expertise to find out which “little” signs could potentially mean big trouble down the road if untested

Nevertheless, skin cancer and oral cancer are frequently diagnosed from the sores. Also, if you find yourself running fever but you don't know the reason, it could be a sign that your body is trying to fight off cancer .

Here's a sampling of things that you'd be surprised increase your cancer risk:

  • Having a family member with a history of skin cancer increases your odds.
  • Fair skin - especially if you have blond or red hair.
  • Getting many X-ray treatments (this can take many years before it poses a significant risk, but the more you know...).
  • Having an immune-weakening disease such as Lymphoma and HIV.
  • Bad burns or scars that have been exposed to UV rays.
  • Smoking cigarettes. (Why are we not surprised?)

For a complete list, check out the American Academy of Dermatology.

Video: The Rates Of These Two Types Of Skin Cancer Are Rocketing (Courtesy Wochit News)

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Before It ' s Too Late: 9 Early Warning Signs of Different Cancers . The main cause of this type of cancer is unprotected exposure to sunlight, and it occurs among fairer- skinned individuals in particular.

So, now you know what can cause this fatal disease, how do you spot it? First, we need to break skin cancer into its three basic types: basal cell carcinoma (BCC), melanoma, and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC).

BCC is the most common form of skin cancer and is often located in areas frequently exposed to sunlight (neck, face, hands, arms). Melanoma primarily refers to moles and it's the deadliest form of skin cancer. SCC is similar to BCC except it also includes cancer found specifically inside the mouth, on the lips, and around a person's genitals; it also usually stems from pre-existing conditions (like diseases or genetics). (*Pauses for you to absorb all that.*) We good?

A lot of their symptoms overlap - which doesn't *really* matter because despite which category you fall under, it's still skin cancer. We tapped into Gohara's expertise to find out which "little" signs could potentially mean big trouble down the road if untested:

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1. Unevenly sized moles.

If you cut it in half, do both sides match up? Asymmetrical moles aren't good.

2. Moles with jagged or irregular edges.

Normal ones are typically smooth.

3. Moles that become darker or just change color.

4. Moles that grow in size.

Anything bigger than, say, the size of a pencil eraser needs to be checked out.

5. Moles that bleed or hurt.

6. Pimples that won't go away on sun-exposed skin.

Zits appear and disappear all the time, but if a translucent, pimple-like bump doesn't go away after a month or so, it's most likely not a pimple.

7. Bruises on your feet that won't heal.

8. Exposure to HPV.

This one took us by surprise. Genitals - that normally don't see daylight unless, you know, you're chilling at a nude beach - with the virus can also develop squamous cells and lead to skin cancer.

9. A "non-healing sore."

This often refers to problems in the mouth (caused by smoking). Oral skin cancer falls under the SCC column, so please, DON'T PUFF THE TOBACCO.

10. Brown or black streaks under your fingernails.

These can also appear on your toes.

11. Crusty, scaly skin.

But there's a big difference between skin cancer and unrelated conditions like dry skin, psoriasis, or eczema even though these can all appear similar. Usually, areas affected by skin cancer are tender and won't respond to topical creams that most other ailments react to.

While these symptoms don't always 100 percent signify that you have skin cancer, you should schedule an appointment with a dermatologist juuuust to be sure.

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Skin cancer detection device wins 2017 international James Dyson Award .
This innovative device was developed by four engineering students from McMaster University in Canada. The device, called sKan, detects melanoma quickly, cost-effectively and non-invasively by using temperature sensors to measure skin temperature in a specific area. Developed by four young engineering students from McMaster University in Canada, the device impressed the James Dyson Award 2017 jury with its ease of use and its potential for saving lives worldwide by improving early diagnosis rates.

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