As skin cancer is now one of the most common types of cancer globally, more and more people are becoming aware of the risk. And that’s a good thing of course. But it also raises the question ‘am I at risk?’. Which can be answered with a ‘yes’ in most cases. So to make things a bit more clear: who gets skin cancer?
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As you might already know, squamous cell carcinoma is one of the most common types of skin cancer. While squamous cell carcinoma can be treated very well when found early, this type of skin cancer also has the potential to spread to the lymph nodes. In that case, it becomes very dangerous. At first squamous cell carcinoma will often appear as a scaly lump, a red scaly sunspot, or a crusted sore. But where is it commonly found?
Corporate health programs are on the rise as more and more employers prioritize the benefits of a healthy and happy workforce. The Global Wellness Institute estimates that corporate health programs are already approximately 40-billion-dollar industry worldwide. Not only do employees who feel well, work well, but they are less likely to incur additional costs to the company in terms of sick pay or loss of profit.
Once again it has become clear why it’s important to be aware of how your skin looks. You are probably already checking for any changes in the moles on your body. Which is a wise thing to do? But it turns out that new moles and skin spots that are even more important to look for. A new study indicates that most skin cancers come from these new arrivals.
Detecting possible signs of skin cancer can be difficult. There are certain rules to follow – and of course tools like SkinVision enable you to perform self-checks. But with many possible signs and symptoms, it can be hard to know if you need to go and see your doctor. One of these signs is the fact that a mole can be raised or flat: does that indicate possible skin cancer? Let’s find out.
When we talk about the areas on our body where skin cancer appears, studies have shown that there are a few common places to point out. In the illustration below, we pinpoint specific places for both men and women. Although it is crucial to know this, there are also uncommon, or even unexpected places to look for skin cancer.
As the northern hemisphere is enjoying the summer right now, taking care of our skin is more important than ever. As you may know, the sun has two sides to it: we enjoy the sun and take vitamin D from it, but at the same time it’s the biggest cause of skin cancer. That’s why we asked a few of our favorite beauty & skincare bloggers to share their summer skin health tips with you.
Skin cancer is now the most common form of cancer. Which means that something has to change. We need to be more aware of the risks of skin cancer, which symptoms will occur, and how we can make sure that we find skin cancer early so it can be treated. Even better still, we need to know how to prevent skin cancer. Let’s take a look at the most important precautions you can take.
Sunday Mirror: Grandmother diagnoses mole on her ankle as skin cancer after getting “red warning” from app
This weekend the Sunday Mirror published a featured article on one of our users, Nikie Duddridge. We are happy to share Nikie’s story with you, as she finds it important for you to read it.
With skin cancer on the rise for decades, it’s very important to be aware of the possible risks – and also how to spot these risks. When you start to take a close look at your body, you’ll notice that it’s not that easy to monitor your skin. With the SkinVision app, we give you a tool that helps you to do this.
Skincare is not an easy topic to discuss. With so many possibilities to set up a skincare routine – and so many products to choose, chances are you might get lost in all of these choices. So let’s ask the experts, shall we? Dermatologists see and treat people’s skin every day. They know what affects the skin and how to take the best care of it. So: what skincare products do dermatologists recommend? We sat down with two of them to find out.
When we take a look at public communities like Patientslikeme, it shows that one of the most common symptoms of a skin cancer diagnosis is fatigue. Skin cancer fatigue is, therefore, something that a large group of people has to deal with every day. So what can you do?
Skin cancer is on the rise and is now the most common cancer for young people. That sounds alarming, and it is. If we look back a few decades, skin cancer rates have been climbing steadily – and there is no stopping it soon. But why is that? Let’s take a look at the different factors that contribute to the rise of skin cancer, and how we can possibly put a stop to it.
The key to treating skin cancer is finding it early. If detected early, there are many more treatment options available. And even better, of course, is to prevent it from ever happening. Although that’s difficult, regular screenings will help.
Are skin cancer spots painful? In short, sometimes. Painful or itchy spots can be an indication of skin cancer, but skin cancer lesions are not always painful. What’s important is recognizing the other warning signs of skin cancer so that you can identify a cancerous or pre-cancerous growth should one appear on your skin.
Basal cell carcinoma forms in the outer layer of the skin called the epidermis. There is some debate about which cells the cancer originates, but recent research points to epidermal stem cells as the culprit. The cancer was named after basal cells located in the lower part of the epidermis as the cancer cells look like basal cells under a microscope. Read further about where Basal Cell Carcinoma originates.
Doctors often get asked how melanoma is diagnosed. Before a biopsy or a physical exam, they will typically ask about your symptoms. They might ask you when your mole or growth first appeared if it is bleeding, oozing, crusting or painful, or if it has evolved or changed over time.
Most of us who spent a childhood in the sun will be aware that those benign moles we have on our skin may, one day, transform into cancerous melanomas. But what should we be on the lookout for and how can we tell when a mole is actually dangerous? In other words, what does a melanoma look like and how can we work out when a visit to the doctor is needed?
When looking for skin cancer symptoms during a regular skin check, things can get overwhelming. This is because there are so many different types of skin cancer, meaning there is a long list of possible symptoms of skin cancer. Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, but there are a number of non-melanoma skin cancers. But what are the other forms? What is Basal Cell Carcinoma, the most common form of skin cancer?
Early melanoma detection means that it is almost always curable using surgery.
Prognosis improves the earlier melanoma detection occurs. This means that if you check your moles regularly and go to the doctor or dermatologist as soon as you notice any changes, you will be able to spot and get rid of melanoma quickly.
Skin cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer, so looking for it is very important for your health. We recommend that you even perform a check of your entire body every month, especially if you have a history of skin cancer. Because the earlier it is found the more likely it can be cured. To do a skin cancer check by yourself you will need the SkinVision app, a full-length mirror, a hand mirror, and two chairs. You may also need a lamp in case you’re in a dimly lit room or to check less visible parts of your body.
Skin cancer, including melanoma, is the most common form of cancer and affects millions each year. If detected early, however, it is also one of the easiest to treat and cure. Undetected and untreated, a skin melanoma will spread rapidly and lead to secondary malignant tumors elsewhere. Easy to say, the detection of skin melanoma is important.
Of the three types of skin cancers that you can develop, melanomas are the most dangerous, but also the rarest. If you develop one, it is because the DNA of your skin has been damaged and is unable to repair itself. The unrepaired skin cells mutate and multiply rapidly leading to malignant tumours. But that’s not all about melanoma development.
If you see a new spot or new mole on your body that is itchy, feels painful or bleeds, get it checked out immediately by your doctor. The symptoms of melanoma skin cancer vary tremendously so it’s important to make sure any blemish or irregular-looking mole is investigated and treated.
There are a lot of different skin types. Some of them are more sensitive or pose a higher risk for skin diseases. Others might need a lot more taking care of, which is the case with combination skin. Combination skin is basically a mix of different skin types, and it is common for both men and women. So how to deal with this kind of skin?
It is important to recognize and have a medical assessment on any changes to your skin to minimize the risk of any serious complaints such as skin cancer or melanoma. Red spots on skin can be unsightly and accompanied by a number of other complaints and so it is vital to seek medical attention at the earliest opportunity to ensure that any conditions can be effectively and quickly treated.