Melanoma: when to see a doctor

Published 6 days 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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When melanoma comes back

Published 8 days ago, by Roeland Pater

Recurrence is when cancer returns after treatment. It can happen with any type of cancer, including melanoma. Melanomas can come back at the original site of the primary melanoma, in the skin and tissue area around the original site, in the lymph nodes or in other places in the body such as internal organs.

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What melanoma looks like

Published 15 days ago, by Roeland Pater

Melanoma is a skin disease affecting approximately 132,000 people globally each year. While it is the rarest form of skin cancer, it is also the deadliest. That’s why knowing what it looks like is key to catching it early and preventing it from spreading deeper into the body. Below we go over the common symptoms of melanoma so you can know how it looks and what you should watch out for on your skin.

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Melanoma facts: the current situation

Published about 1 month ago, by Roeland Pater

Skin cancer is on the rise around the world. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), currently between 2 and 3 million non-melanoma skin cancers and 132,000 melanoma skin cancers occur globally each year. This number is only expected to increase as the ozone layer continues to be depleted. The WHO estimates that a 10 per cent decrease in ozone levels will result in an additional 300,000 non-melanoma and 4,500 melanoma skin cancer cases. 

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