Exposure to the sun for more than 30 minutes a day, going to the solarium and irregular dermatological controls are some of the factors that lead to increased risk of melanoma, the deadliest and most aggressive skin cancer.
Dr Lillis dermatology says that detection of melanoma, the most dangerous skin cancer, at an early stage, in 95 percent of cases is life-saving.
Therefore, at least once a year, visit a dermatologist to check for moles. If you notice any changes or are injured, go to a dermatologist immediately.
Here are five reasons to see a dermatologist regularly:
Early detection can save your life
Every year in the world 160,000 people are diagnosed with melanoma and a quarter of them die due to rapid metastasis. Early detection and surgical intervention done it time, according to dermatologists, is saving lives in 95 percent of the patients.
Avoiding risk factors and early recognition of melanoma are the most important for the successful prevention of skin cancer. There are three groups of people who are at increased risk factor: the first are those who have a genetic predisposition to melanoma, the other are those with light skin that never tans in the sun, and the third are the people with a weak immune system. There are also environmental factors like ultraviolet radiation from the sun.
When exposed to the sun, people feel good mentally and physically because their body produces vitamin D3 that is necessary for the development of bones, that reducing the risk of cancer and has a positive effect on cell growth. This means optimum exposure to the sun, which is between five and 30 minutes a day is fine but each longer exposure is the risk of skin cancer, particularly in the period between 10 and 15 hours when the sun is most dangerous.
The use of solariums
The use of solariums in the modern age is the biggest risk of skin cancer. Solarium increases the risk of melanoma by 75 percent, and causee premature aging of the skin, as much as 10 to 15 years earlier than it usually occurs. In Germany, the solarium is prohibited for children under 18 years. Solariums emit UV rays that prevent adequate synthesis of vitamin D3, and lead to skin pigmentation.
People who have more than one hundred ordinaries, more than five atypical or large moles belong to one of the risk criteria for the occurrence of melanoma A, B, C, D and E. According to these criteria anyone can in themselves and others check whether their skin is at risk of developing this disease. It’s best to regularly go to the dermatologist who will check your moles and tell you if they are dangerous or not.