Melanoma Myth #1: I don’t need to worry about all the little spots on my skin.
People often associate melanoma with large, irregular spots on the skin. Melanoma can present as a less obvious spot that looks normal to the naked eye. When these spots are viewed through specialist melanoma imaging equipment, the symptoms are clear. If you develop moles or notice changes in your skin, get your spots checked.
Melanoma Myth #2: If I have avoided the sun, I won’t get skin cancer.
Although sun exposure is the primary cause of skin cancer, it’s not the only one. Ultraviolet radiation (UV) exposure from tanning beds and a family history are other causes of skin cancer. People with fair skin and freckles,
and multiple or unusual moles, also have a higher risk.
Melanoma Myth #3: It’s “just” skin cancer; I’ll be OK.
Many people believe cancer of the skin can easily be removed or cut out, however melanoma is actually the most deadly type of skin cancer and is especially serious once it spreads to the lymph nodes and other parts of the body. This is why it is so important to detect it early.
Melanoma Myth #4: People with dark skin don’t get skin cancer.
People of all skin colors can develop skin cancer. While melanoma is more common in lighter-skinned people, the death rates are higher in darker-skinned people.
Melanoma Myth #5: We used to sunbathe often, however I’ve taken good care of my skin in recent years. I won’t get skin cancer
The truth is, the skin has a long memory. The damage from all the tans and sunburns you experience is more or less permanently recorded in it, and this damage is cumulative throughout your life. It can lead to wrinkles, spots, and other signs of early skin aging, as well as cancers. It may take years or decades for the effects to catch up with us, but when they do, our appearance suffers and skin cancers may start to show up.
Don’t be fooled by melanoma myths. Skin cancer and melanoma are serious diseases that can be life threatening. Take a step in the right direction and a get peace of mind for you and your loved ones. A skin cancer screening can save your life.
Come to MoleSafe, the world’s most thorough Skin Surveillance Program for the early detection of skin cancer, primarily melanoma.
More powerful than the naked eye, MoleSafe’s exclusive Skin Surveillance Program (SSP) produces high-resolution diagnostic images, creating an active skin profile through a unique mole-screening process. The profile is monitored over time to detect any changes in the skin for fast, effective treatment in the event of skin cancer, including melanoma. Just an hour of your time with the SSP can save you from becoming part of a statistic.
Remove the doubt. Contact MoleSafe today to schedule an appointment.