Skin cancer and moles

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Skin cancer and moles
Skin cancer and moles

The presence of many moles, i.e. 50 or more, is an important risk factor of skin cancer. The presence of large or irregular nervi and the birth nervi also increases the risk of melanoma.

The National Union of Dermatologists have started targeted campaigns of prevention of skin cancer in June 2007, for rising awareness in the younger generations working outside, in fields like constructions, agriculture or sport.

Many people wander: mole or cancer? It's true, some types of skin cancer do resemble with moles. In example, melanoma. Melanoma affects more women than men. In women, it usually appears as spots on the legs; in men, these spots appear most often on the back, head and neck. The tumor may appear on skin without any pigmented spot, but does arise most often through spots of birth, birthmarks or pre-existing moles. That is why moles DO influence skin cancer. Check the pictures bellow to see the difference between moles and skin cancer:

Mole and face skin cancer Moles Moles and skin tags Skin cancer and moles
Mole and face skin cancer Moles Moles and skin tags Skin cancer and moles

The skin cancers are more common in part because of the changing patterns of sun exposure. The incidence of melanoma has tripled in twenty years and now represents more than 7,000 new cases per year. The treatments of melanoma in advanced stages are not very effective, protective measures against sun and early detection are the only actions likely to reduce mortality.