SkinVision Blog

Useful information on skin cancer, melanoma, skin moles, and how to keep your skin healthy. For medical information about skin cancer, check our library.

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How to get healthy skin

Our skin is the largest organ we have in our body and it is ever-changing, growing and developing. We put it through all kinds of destructive behavior including sun exposure, pollution, exposure to irritants such as chemicals and yet somehow it always seems to bounce right back. But if you want to know how to get healthy skin, you will know that you need to do a little more than simply live in it – you need to look after it.

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Cancerous skin moles
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Symptoms of melanoma cancer

Knowing the very early symptoms of melanoma cancer will help you to know when is the best time to visit your doctor – because early treatment is one of the most important factors when it comes to recovery from skin cancer. But you won’t know to visit your doctor if you don’t have an awareness of those early signs to watch out for. Our list of early (and later) symptoms of melanoma cancer will help you to get that all-important treatment.

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Other symptoms of melanoma

Most of us know the basics when it comes to spotting the signs of melanoma. We know our ABCDEs, we inspect our moles and we try our best to track changes in our skin over time. But sometimes melanoma presents itself in more insidious ways that we may not have considered. So what are the other symptoms of melanoma?

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What causes skin lesions?
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What causes skin lesions?

Our skin protects us from the environment. It acts as an adaptable barrier from potential bacteria and other threats to our health. But sometimes our skin is compromised, and lesions form. When this happens, it can be worrying and unsettling. We may wonder: what is this new mark on my skin? Where did it come from and why? In this post, we address what causes skin lesions to help you understand what’s normal for your skin.

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Homemade skincare tips

Your skin is one of the first things that are visibly notable about you and as such, adopting a skincare regime to boost health and appearance is vital. There are a plethora of expensive and highly recommended skin products available to purchase, though it is entirely possible to make inexpensive, reliable and effective products at home. By embracing homemade skincare tips, you are likely to save money, have fun and notice a fantastic new way to improve your skin’s wellbeing. Below are some first-rate tips for your homecare regime.

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Symptoms of Skin Cancer

Widely recognized as one of the most common forms of cancer in the world, skin cancer can be readily treated if diagnosed early. With that in mind, it is vital to recognize symptoms of skin cancer as soon as possible in order to secure the best chance of recovery. There are two forms of skin cancer, melanoma, and non-melanoma and the symptoms of each are detailed below in the hope of encouraging quick recognition and speedy diagnosis.

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Symptoms of Skin Cancer on Face
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Symptoms of Skin Cancer on the Face

Skin cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world and is acknowledged to be closely linked to sun exposure or exposure to UV rays. Because of this, the face is an especially vulnerable body part as it is one of the most exposed areas. This means that skin cancer on the face is especially common and recognizing symptoms quickly can lead to more successful and less invasive treatment. Skin cancer can produce a number of symptoms and it is important to recognize all of them in order to reduce vulnerability of a late diagnosis. Below are some of the most common symptoms associated with skin cancer located on the face.

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Types of skin cancer moles

If you are diagnosed with skin cancer you may have been told that you have a particular type of skin cancer mole and this may be the first time you have become aware that there are different types. It is worth knowing what these are as different melanoma and skin cancer types are as they can have vastly different outcomes and treatments.

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Skin mole check

Conducting a simple skin mole check on your skin at least once every month is the perfect way to help you to notice any changes that might be happening and to have them checked out at an early stage. Your skin mole check should be based on the same checks that your doctor would carry out but can be helped along with the use of photos and online apps.

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Melanoma symptoms pictures

Many of us will put off doing important things like getting ourselves checked by the doctor because we might think our symptoms are not worth their time. But when it comes to skin cancer there really is no time like the present and if you can arm yourself with pictures of your melanoma symptoms, you really have something to show the doctor that can help with diagnosis. Taking melanoma symptoms pictures is well worth the time and effort.

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