If moles have darkening, bleeding and redness, beware: It may be skin cancer!

i-skin-cancerWhile there are many changes in the skin with the effect of the sun in the summer months, changes can also be observed in the moles on the body. Although most of them are harmless, congenital or acquired moles can lead to cancer risk. Regular control of moles, the number and size of which are known, ensures that measures are taken for problems that may occur in the future. Dermatology Specialist Dr. Makbule Dündar gave information about the importance of self-follow-up.

The sun can change the color and shape of me

Genetic structure is very important in the development of ego. In addition, being exposed to the sun without protection is another factor that increases the development of moles. The sun also has an effect that can change the color and shape of moles. A healthy mole can also trigger the development of cancer. Cancer is caused not by the presence of rays, but by not being protected from the sun. For this, sunscreen creams should be used. In summer, sunscreen should be renewed every 2 hours. If the person has intense moles on the face, he should use sunscreen in summer and winter.

When are misshapen moles a sign of skin cancer?

I follow-up is very important for early intervention in a problem that may arise in the future. People need to regularly examine themselves with the help of a mirror and follow their moles. If there is a suspected situation, a doctor should be consulted and a dermatoscopic examination should be provided. An individual with too many moles on his body should be checked by a dermatologist from a young age. If necessary, dermatoscopic examination should be performed and information should be provided with a dermatoscopic photograph and computer. A follow-up chart should be determined according to the type of mole.

If there are darkening, bleeding and redness in moles, be careful!

Darkening of the mole, bleeding, redness, itching, and whiteness around the mole are important symptoms and a dermatologist should be consulted immediately. Since the type of cancer that develops on the moles can be life-threatening, it should be removed by intervention as soon as possible before it goes down to a certain depth. With early diagnosis, the mole is removed before the bad cells go down to a certain depth and the person does not need any other treatment.

Don’t let false beliefs hinder your treatment.

It is wrong to think that surgical interventions can transform moles into a malignant shape or affect their spread. If moles are found to be risky, the mole should be removed with a correct technique in order to make a definitive diagnosis. Correct removal of moles never creates a risk of developing into cancer. With the application of a local anesthesia, the procedure is performed very quickly and safely, and the person can return to social or business life immediately after the procedure.

Get to know your “I”s

Not only later but also congenital moles can create risks in terms of health. There are different types of moles on the body. Lentigos are rather blotchy formations. Normal dysplastic moles are a very important group of moles with familial inheritance. ‘Cause through these moles melanoma very serious and deadly skin cancer can develop. Dermal nevi are moles that go down to the middle of the skin.

Which moles are at risk of cancer?

While the risk of developing skin cancer over these moles is very low, there are various mole groups that can develop cancer over time, from the extreme spectrum to dysplastic nevi, with sun damage.

Suspicious moles need to be removed

Congenital moles are moles that are congenital. These can sometimes cover a very large area in people and can be covered with hair. These are rather giant nevi. Since cancers that develop over moles can develop over these, they should be followed very well. In some suspected cases, it may need to be removed.

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don’t play with moles

Especially melanocytes, dark moles should not be played with. If there are hairs on it and you are uncomfortable with it, it would be better to cut those hairs with scissors instead of pulling them with tweezers. It would not be right to pull the hairs, as any trauma to be created may trigger the risk of transformation in those cells.

Watch out for moles on the soles of the hands and feet!

Sudden moles on the hands and feet can carry a risk of cancer. Moles on the hands and soles of the feet are very important. Because these regions are related to the nymphatic circulation. When a melanoma develops in this area, it can easily spread to the internal organs. Moles on the hands and soles of the feet are called “acral melanoma”. Moles in the genital area should also be observed.

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Your I map avoids unnecessary surgical interventions

Dermatoscopes magnify moles so they can be seen clearly and also allow them to be archived for the future by taking pictures. When dermatoscopes are combined with a number of problems, they map the risk of moles and identify warnings. This method also prevents unnecessary surgical procedures by providing mole follow-up very easily and quickly.

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