If you spot it, you can stop it. If you notice a new or changing mole, freckle or blotch on your skin, don’t overlook it and don’t delay going to see a physician. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, accounting for 40 percent of cases globally, and melanoma is the most serious and deadly form of skin cancer. That blotch on your skin may signify a serious issue that should not be ignored.
Warning signs of skin cancer or melanoma include:
- A skin growth that increases in size and appears pearly, translucent, tan, brown, black or multicolored
A mole, birthmark, beauty mark or any brown spot that:
- Changes color; the color may be uneven with shades of black, brown and tan and may also have areas of white, grey, red, pink or blue
- Increases in size or thickness
- Changes in texture
- Has an irregular outline with raged, notched or blurred edges
- Has an asymmetrical shape where one side of the mole does not match the other
- Is bigger than 6mm or 1/4 inch (approximately the size of a pencil eraser)
- Appears after the age of 21
- A spot or sore that continues to itch, hurt, crust, scab, erode or bleed
- An open sore that does not heal within three weeks
Prevention and early detection are the best defenses against melanoma. Reduce your risk and get peace of mind by enrolling in MoleSafe’s early detection screening program, available in Millburn, NJ. The MoleSafe program includes a full-body scan with the most advanced tools and technology, and the imaged captured are carefully reviewed by a panel of highly-qualified and experienced dermatologists and dermoscopists at New York University’s Langone Medical Center. Each patients’ imaged are stored and compared over time to detect suspicious changes, long before they are visible to the naked eye. MoleSafe’s program aids in the earliest and most accurate detection of melanoma, while significantly reducing the number of unnecessary biopsies, which means less pain and suffering for the patient.
To learn more or to schedule your initial appointment today, please call 1-877-MOLESAFE or visit www.molesafe.com.