Skin cancer symptoms - what to look out for

Published over 1 year ago, by Roeland Pater

Most cancers have some pretty obvious signs; lumps and bumps, tenderness, pain or sickness. But when it comes to the symptoms of skin cancer, they aren’t always as plain to see. Skin cancer is slow growing and often free of glaring warning signs. That can make early detection tricky.

But don't worry because there are a few things that you can keep an eye out for when it comes to skin cancer. These indicators let you know if a trip to the doctor might be a good idea. 

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Cold sores could be targeting skin cancer

Published almost 2 years ago, by Roeland Pater

When you have a big old cold sore on your lip, you would probably prefer to hide away until it disappears. But this herpes simplex virus has actually been identified as the perfect therapy for melanomas. It may seem like an unlikely partnership, but according to scientists and the FDA, put a cold sore together with skin cancer and you have a match made in heaven.

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Why you should care about early detection of melanoma

Published over 2 years ago, by Roeland Pater

If you've done the risk type quiz you've noticed that some traits do seem to recur in people that are at danger of developing melanoma skin cancer. A family history of the disease is just one of them. If you have a rather light skin, are exposed to the sun on holidays or a daily basis and/or have many moles on your skin, you should see a dermatologist once per year for a complete check.
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