Skin cancer is the most common of all human cancers and so early skin cancer diagnosis and management is crucial in preventing its long-term consequences. There are three major types of skin cancers: basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and melanoma.
Melanoma accounts for 2% of skin cancer diagnoses and whilst its incidence is relatively small, melanoma may be fatal if they are not treated early. It is therefore important to have a good understanding the characteristics of a malignant melanoma, especially as they start as a precancerous lesions and become cancerous over time.
Below are some simple tips to assist you in reviewing your moles and monitoring their changes. Whilst these tips will help clarify the common differences between moles and melanomas, it is important that you make sure any suspicious moles are checked by your skin cancer doctor. […]