There are 3 Types of Skin Cancer.
1- BASALL CELL SKIN CANCER–BCC
2- SQUAMOUS CELL SKIN CANCER–SCC
3- MALIGN MELANOMA –MM
SHOULD I BE TAKEN AT THE RISK OF SKIN CANCER?
Yes !! It is very important for your health and life to have your skin and all your moles checked by a dermatologist-skin doctor, who is an expert in this business, at least 6 months or once a year. Moles are first examined with the naked eye and risky moles are then examined with a device called dermatoscopy, which shows the entire structure of the moles in detail. If there is a high risk of cancer transformation in your mole, it is very important for your life to get the total mole immediately.
HOW IS SKIN CANCER DIAGNOSED?
Whether the mole, which is found to be at risk by dermatoscopy by your doctor, is a definite cancer; It is placed with a biopsy taken from the lesion. -Total Excisional or -Punch Biopsy can be performed on the lesion.
HOW TO TREAT SKIN CANCERS
The treatment is planned according to the Cancer Type and according to the excision line suggested by the pathologist.
Basal Cell Cancer Treatment It is easy compared to other Cancer Types. Sometimes, treatment can be performed with cryotherapy or topical cream treatments without excision. Surgical removal of the lesion is sufficient.
Squamous Cell Cancer TreatmentIt is essential to remove the lesion completely along the borders determined by the pathologist.
Malignant Melanoma Treatment Among all skin cancers and all body cancers, it is the type of cancer that spreads most rapidly, metastasizes, and has the worst prognosis. Therefore, knowing the risk factors and early diagnosis is very important.
PERSONS AT RISK OF MALIGN MELANOMA TYPE SKIN CANCER
People who have previously been diagnosed with Malingn Melonama in their family
–Sun Damaged Persons
–People with moles at risk of transforming Dysplastic Nevus to Malingn Melanoma–
People with many moles on their body
—People with fair skin and light-colored eyes who burn very quickly from the sun
–Congenital Giant Hairy Nevus– They carry a high risk of skin cancer transformation.
EARLY DIAGNOSIS OF SKIN CANCER IS LIFE SAVING.
For this reason, it is important to know the Skin Cancer Risk Factors.
Avoiding the sun between 11 – 15 o’clock when the sun is very steep and burns our skin
It is very important and very important that moles on the body, especially people with a family history and many moles on their body, should be followed up by a dermatologist at 6-month intervals or at least once a year.