What is a melanoma? What is melanoma and what it does to you.
What is melanoma?
Melanoma is a serious and risky type of skin cancer that is an unusual growth on skin cell called melanocytes.
in the bottom layer
of the skin's epidermis.
Can anyone get melanoma?
People of all races and ethnicities can get melanoma, but individuals with light-colored hair, eyes and skin have a higher risk. Anyone can get melanoma.
The rick of melanoma goes up by age.
It tends to develop earlier in life than any other cancer.
57 is the most common age to get diagnosis
Although melanoma is more likely to occur in older people, this is a cancer that is also found in younger people. In fact, melanoma is one of the most common cancers in people younger than 30.
Signs of melanoma
Some signs of melanoma is the size of the mole or if its different from the other mole, like its color, Half of the mole does not look like the other half, shape, The edges of the mole are uneven, ragged, or notched
What cause’s melanoma?
Melanoma is cause by tanning outdoors, using tanning beds, and sitting under sun lamps.
So if you tan then you should stop because you can get melanoma which is not good
SAY NO TO
How common is melanoma?
Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, but it is not the most common. Basal cell and squamous cell skin cancers occur more often than melanoma, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation.
In the United States, men have a higher rate of melanoma than women.
Symptoms of melanoma
Some symptoms are:
The main symptoms of melanoma is an unusual mole.
It changes in size, shape, or color
The mole is not evenly colored.
The mole has different shades of tan, brown, or black and may have patches of red, blue, or white
The mole is wider than a quarter of an inch – about the width of a pencil eraser
How can you prevent melanoma
Protect your skin from the sun
Wear a hat
Avoid tanning beds and sunlamps
Cause’s and risk factors
Most scientists agree that these things affect the risk of melanoma. Some may apply to you, but others may not.
Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is a major risk factor for most melanomas