On the skin we can find different skin growths of different colors (from orange to dark tones), these growths can be protruding or flat and we call them “spots”. It is common to find them in most people. However, these dangerous spots can appear sometimes. Know more!
Why the worry about dangerous spots?
Although it is common to find moles in people, some of them can be dangerous or even melanoma (carcinogenic). Therefore, it is very important to observe the moles and, after reading this article, pay more attention to the skin; therefore, if you find any anomaly, visit a dermatologist.
Among the three forms in which skin cancer appears, the most dangerous is the melanoma form; since it can spread more easily and become very aggressive.
In addition, this presentation of cancer is very dangerous when cells in charge of coloring the skin appear (spots, freckles, birthmarks).
How to identify the signs of a possible melanoma?
If, when analyzing a mole or a birthmark, you find an asymmetrical shape in which it divides into two halves, but they are not the same, this mole could represent a possible melanoma.
Why? Most spots have a sphere or circle shape, so it may be possible for a spot or mark that does not have this shape to be dangerous.
2. The size
Generally, spots can be up to 1 cm in diameter. If one of your moles is bigger or you notice it’s growing, look out for changes or go to your dermatologist.
3. An unexpected spot: beware!
If a mole suddenly appears on your skin and it starts to look dark, be aware and visit your dermatologist. It is possible that you have a malignancy rate.
4. Color: homogeneous tones.
Normal spots, in most cases, have a homogeneous coloration, equal throughout its area. If you see a spot with multiple colors, see your specialist doctor. Possibly it is a dangerous and carcinogenic mole.
5. A mole with symptoms: inflammation, pain, bleeding or stinging.
In this case, pay attention to the changes that take place. Do not doubt visit a dermatologist immediately, as these signs may indicate a more serious (malignant) dysfunction.
6. Edges: undefined or jagged.
If the dot does not clearly show its beginning or end, or if the edges of the dot are not well defined, pay attention too. It can be a dangerous mole, as the benign moles are well defined.
7. Family Background: Be Careful!
If in your family there are cases of skin cancer or dangerous moles, it is very important that you go to a dermatologist. Even though moles are not hereditary, members of the same family may share the same skin type and some sensitivities in it, so be careful.
To avoid the appearance of malignant spots, use sunscreen with moderate frequency, avoid exposing yourself to direct UV light and avoid the use of products that can harm your skin, and also do not use ultraviolet tanning beds.
If reading this article you find some of the risk factors in your skin, visit a dermatologist. Time is a very important factor to carry out a possible treatment.