A small patch noticed on the skin, melanoma generally appears red, pink, or black in color. However, other signs make it possible to recognize it well and we will see that in this article!
Melanoma, what is it really?
Basically, in its first signs, melanoma appears as a patch of black or brown color on the skin. By the way, at this stage it is less dangerous and can be easily treated. Present in various places, it can appear on part of healthy skin, from a birthmark, or under a nail.
It can also develop on several levels. Somehow, as a cancer cell, melanoma only exists in the skin. And its progression takes place both within the skin and deep down. From that moment, this melanoma is considered invasive and causes deep damage. However, recognizing its true signs is essential to prevent it!
How do you recognize a melanoma?
Leaving aside the basic manifestations, we offer you 6 inevitable signs of the presence of melanoma on the skin.
The underside of the nail is brown.
If we talk about melanoma under the nail, a kind of brown band appears in the direction of the length, it’s like a hematoma or shock. Therefore, if you have not suffered shock under the nail and the hematoma appears, it is usually advisable to see a dermatologist.
Appearance of a tobacco or brown stain
A small spot appears on the skin, which is usually brown in color and, as it develops, becomes pink, red, or black. It’s also important to note that melanoma can also change shape and appearance as it develops.
Retains the same irregularity as a mole
Melanomas, like birthmarks, are not fickle in shape or relief. They are in the middle between round and oval and are usually unevenly distributed. At the same time, they are poorly defined.
Mole that changes color
To really diagnose a melanoma, a color change from black to blue, red, or white is a sufficient sign. At this point, special precautions must be taken so that its development does not affect your skin.
The size of the mole is considerable
If you notice your mole increasing in size, it’s probably a sign of melanoma.
Fast mole change
The development of melanoma is very rapid. It grows in an iridescent way, changing thickness, volume and color. Aside from the visible signs of melanoma, however, it’s important to know how to prevent it and avoid not getting confronted with it!
In general, as we all know, our skin protects us from heat, aggression, infection and UV rays from the sun. As a result, sensitive skin has serious health consequences. This is the case with melanoma, which can seriously weaken the skin. Therefore, there are many causes that can cause melanoma.
On the other hand, certain factors can really develop it:
Continuous exposure to ultraviolet rays
Ultraviolet radiation coming from the sun or artificial light like sunlamps or tanning beds can cause melanoma. Therefore, it is advisable not to undergo them to avoid attacking the skin for a long time.
The fact of already being faced with melanoma
A person who has already had melanoma is more likely to catch up and develop it than someone who has never had one.
Having a parent who suffered because of it. Frequent sunburns in childhood
Therefore, it is important to clarify that exposure to ultraviolet rays is the main cause of the appearance of melanoma.
* Presse Santé strives to convey health knowledge in a language accessible to all. In NO CASE can the information given replace the advice of a doctor.
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