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
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.