Let’s talk about behaviour. An extremely large number of people who know the realities of Melanoma are readily and regularly performing skin checks and visiting their doctors. Many, however, do not expect skin cancer to affect them at all. MASScot wants to encourage a pro-active approach to potential Skin Cancers, as early diagnosis is absolutely… Continue reading Skin Checking Behaviours, Taking a Pro-Active Approach, and the Power of the Selfie
Here’s an example of why it’s always a good idea to get your skin abnormalities checked out: an ‘annoying pimple’ in this bride’s wedding photos which later turned out to be Basal Cell Carcinoma. Apparently, after her honeymoon – “the spot became a scab that wouldn’t heal, but she didn’t think it needed treatment because it was small… Continue reading Basal Cell Carcinoma: “Small and Flat”
“A ‘pimple’ that just doesn’t heal or resolve after one month could be a sign of a minor skin cancer,” says dermatologist Dr. Soheil Simzar here. It’s always irritating when a spot pops up out of nowhere and sticks around for a few days. However, if the ‘spot’ lasts longer than a month, you may need to… Continue reading Skin Cancer or Acne?