How skin cancer is detected?

Written by: Dra. Elena Ledo Saenz de Tejada
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Skin cancer can be detected from a series of signs that alert us to the risk of disease. It is important for them to let us go to a specialist in dermatology .

Symptoms of skin cancer


photo skin 1. Appearance of a lump or wound that will not heal or that bleeds. In these cases a biopsy to confirm the suspicion is done. Depending on the level of invasion, these symptoms were treated with cryotherapy, photodynamic therapy or, ultimately, surgery.

As for photodynamic therapy, it is a noninvasive technique that treats skin cancer in a highly selective manner and with an excellent cosmetic result. This is an alternative to actinic keratoses and superficial basal cell epithelioma well as squamous situ. Photodynamic therapy is effective for patients with multiple injuries or affecting large areas such as face, scalp, arms and legs.


2. Appearance of a pigmented lesion or modification on an existing, such as color change, irregular edges, bleeding or ulceration.

Say the experts in Dermatology that the best method to monitor patients at risk of skin cancer is otografía f the whole body in combination with dermoscopy.

The Bodyestudio ATBM automatically monitors all nevi or moles that are head to toe.

Risk patients, those who have long taken the sun, people with many moles or a family history of skin cancer should undergo periodic examinations or twice a year. The image recording system makes automatic comparison of existing brands with the above, so that show new lesions or if there have been changes in the old ones.

In these cases we proceed to surgical excision and pathological examination of the suspicious lesion.

When diagnosed early Malignant Melanoma healing approaches 100%. If allowed to proceed, however, the prognosis worsens and cancer can be fatal.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dra. Elena Ledo Saenz de Tejada

Dr. Ledo Saenz de Tejada is a leading dermatologist who is part of the 4th generation of specialists in dermatology Dermatology Clinic Doctors Ledo. He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of skin diseases and in the evaluation of pigmented skin tumors and cancer by FotoFinder technique. Dr. Ledo Saenz de Tejada is an expert in treating skin cancer by photodynamic therapy, laser and photo-aging, rich platelet plasma hyaluronic acid and botulinum toxin. As well as treatment of vascular and pigmented lesions laser hair removal and laser Alexandria (with dermatological control).

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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