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Jun 1, 2020 // By:aebi // No Comment
All About the Main Types of Melanoma
Skin is an organ that everyone has. Of all the organs in a human being, the skin is the largest. There is a high level of sensitivity that the skin has. Not everyone has the same level of sensitivity. Blemishes are the names given to many skin conditions that most people have. It is possible that some of this skin blemishes are skin cancers. One of the many skin cancers, melanoma is the most common. We are in the melanoma awareness month. Because of this, you should get to know all you can about all melanoma forms. This is a very common type of skin cancer but it can still become very dangerous if not treated. It is caused by the abnormal growth of melanocytes on your skin. In this article, we shall look at all the main melanoma types.
The first main type of melanoma we shall look at in the melanoma awareness month is the superficial spreading melanoma. the names of this melanoma are gotten from the manner in which it occurs and spread. This melanoma will not be found spreading gone the kin sub-layers. This melanoma type will normally grow outwards on the surface of the skin. If you are either a male or female and you are middle-aged, you have a high chance of getting it. at the beginning, the melanoma will start out as a dark spot on your legs before it starts spreading.
In the current melanoma awareness month we shall cover nodular melanoma. The lower skin layers will also be affected by this kind of melanoma and this will happen in a short period of time. This melanoma will begin in the form of a node. The prevalence of this melanoma is very low as compared to the first kind we discussed above.
The other type of melanoma to be looked at in this melanoma awareness month is lentigo maligna melanoma. People who enjoy sun-basking for long hours are vulnerable to this melanoma. It is the part of your body that usually get immediate solar radiation that gets this melanoma. This is a form of melanoma that will be present in more old people than the younger population.
The acral lentiginous melanoma is the last main type of melanoma that we shall look at in this melanoma awareness month. If you have a darker complexion skin, you have a higher likelihood of getting this melanoma. It is not needed that you get exposed to the sun for a long time for you to get it. Check the palms of your hands or soles of your feet because it is where they usually begin. This melanoma shall go and spread into the lower layers of the skin as well as outwards after beginning as a small spot.
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June 27, 2019