SOURCE: This informative video has been sourced from the Tedtalk YouTube account - Presented by Mary Poffenroth
International Melanoma World Society Educational Symposium (Cape Town, 2017)
Melanoma often resemble moles.
While it is not the most common skin cancer, it causes the most deaths.
Melanoma incidence is increasing worldwide, males more than females:
Early Detection is Important
Head-to-toe self-examination of your skin every month, for new or changing lesions that might be cancerous or precancerous.
1. What to do:
2. What to lookout for:
If you see one or more changes make an appoint with a dermatologist
The skin is extraordinary. Spanning an area of up to two metres squared. Our skin is the largest organ in the body. Not only does it serve to protect its us and our vital and precious organs, it is also a living organism of our body and it is responsive to its surrounding environment.
There are numerous conditions that may arise from the skin and the link below has been added to the website to give some details on the long list of conditions and topics related to the skin. You may click on this link for further details: A-Z Skin Conditions
The source of the A-Z Skin Condition Link is the Australasian College of Dermatologists website (www.dermcoll.edu.au)
Kindly Remember: THE INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THIS LINKED WEBSITE IS FOR GENERAL HEALTH INFORMATION PURPOSE ONLY, AND IT IS NOT INTENDED TO REPLACE PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE, DIAGNOSIS, OR TREATMENT BY A QUALIFIED HEALTH CARE PROVIDER.