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Melanoma that looks like a pimple

Published about 1 month ago, by Roeland Pater


Melanomas come in many shapes and forms, and it can often be difficult to distinguish them from your average mole or blemish. In some cases, a type of melanoma called nodular melanoma can even look frighteningly similar to a pimple. So how do you tell the difference? Read the warning signs to watch out for below. 

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Why melanoma skin cancer is increasing and what we can do

Published about 1 month ago, by Roeland Pater


The global incidence of melanoma is increasing. According to the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, the incidence of malignant melanoma skin cancer in most developed countries has risen faster than any other cancer type since the mid-1950s. This increase is especially noticeable when looking at statistics from the US and UK. So why is this? And even more important, what can we do about it?

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What is melanoma in situ?

Published about 1 month ago, by Roeland Pater


Melanoma begins in melanocyte cells found in the innermost layer of the epidermis. It occurs when those cells behave abnormally, clustering together, growing excessively and taking over surrounding tissues. Melanomas can develop from existing moles or skin growths, but, more commonly, they will start as a new growth.

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Melanoma: when to see a doctor

Published 3 months ago, by Roeland Pater


The short answer is any time you notice a changing or suspicious mole or spot on your body as this is typically the first sign of melanoma. Melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer. If left untreated, it can spread and become deadly. That’s why it’s important to know when it’s time to see a doctor and get treated.

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