(ORDO NEWS) — Cancer is a very dangerous disease, so it is important to be able to identify it in the early stages. For example, skin cancer has a number of characteristic features.
The author notes that skin cancer is quite easy to detect. The affected area can be seen even with the naked eye. It is only necessary to understand in which case you need to contact specialists.
One of the first symptoms of skin cancer is the appearance of a new mole or a change in the shape of an existing one. In the second case, it is recommended to visit a doctor within a few weeks or a month.
Of the dangerous signs – an increase in the size of the mole, the appearance of a crust on it, a change in shape, color. You also need to be wary if the mole bleeds, hurts, itches.
In addition, the British National Health Service has created a special list to help diagnose cancer. Among the symptoms on this list are asymmetry (melanoma has two different halves, which can also be irregular), edges (in melanoma they are indistinct), color (melanoma is different in that it has two or more shades), diameter (in melanoma – more than 6 mm), an increase in the mole (with an increase in size, we can talk about melanoma).
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