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Do you have new moles? – Skin Cancer Symptoms Checker

 

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer worldwide. Besides, the cases will continue to increase over time.

As the headline says, the more widespread cancer is the one affecting the skin. Several types of skin cancer exist, the worst of them being the melanoma.

In fact, scientists tend to cluster all the other skin cancers as non-melanoma skin cancer, which includes basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.

Despite that melanoma account for a lesser number of cases, it has the highest chances of impairing the life of people, including death. Therefore, the prevention efforts are centered on this specific type of cancer.

Importantly, in the United States, data shows that death because of melanoma have been declining for the white population under fifty years old. Still, sadly, for white Americans over fifty years old, it continues to increase, especially in men.

All skin cancers can have very positive outcomes if the patients have an early diagnosis. Particularly for non-melanoma skin cancers. However, when the diagnosis comes late, and cancer spreads to inner body organs. The chances that the treatment will cure the tumor substantially reduces.

The worst risk factors for developing skin cancer include too much exposure to sunlight, people with fair skin, a weak immune system, and genetics also play a significant role.

For example, the melanoma cases are five and twenty times higher in white people in comparison to Hispanics and African Americans, respectively.

This skin cancer symptoms checker has the most important signs, symptoms, and risk factors for developing this disease.

Luckily, for skin cancer, there is plenty of knowledge on how to prevent it. Patients with a new mole, a mole that has changed over time, or a mole with a specific appearance; all of them could prompt a doctor to look for skin cancer; hence, helping in its diagnosis and prevention.

This tool will determine for anyone who uses it the likelihood that their mole and symptoms are because of skin cancer. Please, remember that for a definite diagnosis, it is necessary a skin biopsy.

Nevertheless, this tool will determine if the characteristics of the mole fit with the ones of skin cancer. Besides, it would also inquire about other symptoms that could be concerning it.

  • Question of

    Are you below thirty years?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Are you between thirty and fifty years?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Are you over fifty years?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you have either type one or two skin type according to the classification below?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you use sunscreen (or sunblock) protection each moment you spend time exposed to sunlight?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you have skin that sunburns very easily? (answer no, if it is difficult or you never get sunburns)

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you have natural red or blond hair?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you have blue, green, or gray eye color?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you have more than fifty moles in your body?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you have a family history of skin cancer? (answer yes if someone in your close family has been diagnosed with skin cancer)

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Does your work require you to be exposed to sunlight every day?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Have you ever done indoor tanning?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you do frequent indoor tanning?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you have a new mole that was not there before?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you have a mole that has been changing from appearance, which includes size, shape, color, or texture?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Did these changes occur in a matter of days? (less than one month)

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Did these changes occur in a matter of months? (more than one month)

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Does the mole look like this one?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Does one half of the mole is precisely identical to the other half of it?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do the edges of the mole are ragged, notched, or blurred? Please utilize the photo below to guide yourself, which is a normal mole with totally regular edges. Answer yes if its borders are different from the image.

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Does the mole have variable degrees of tan, brown, or black? Please utilize the image below to guide yourself in which there is no obvious uniform color of the mole. Usually, the healthy moles would have just one tone of color throughout all its shape.

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Please, measure the diameter of the mole and click yes if it is greater than 6 mm (about the size of a pencil eraser)

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Does the mole have had significant elevation and/or enlargement from what is used to have?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Does this mole itch?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Does this mole swell?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Does this mole bleeds?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Does this mole become crusty or ooze?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Is this mole in the face, neck, or ears?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Does this mole have a pearly or translucent appearance? Please refer to the image below.

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Does your mole look like this?

    • Yes
    • No

Written by Dr. Esteban Kosak

Doctor of Medicine - MD Recently Graduated from Medical School and inspired to aid the global population during this situation. I think that we shall no longer be waiting to see a doctor when we feel sick. Several times we feel disease searches in Google drive us to a rabbit hole and come out thinking that we may die of cancer or something very serious, given that symptoms may seem to fit a wide variety of illnesses. Since I recently graduated from medical school. I have all the medical information fresh in my mind. My thorough experience as an expert researcher allows me to very-well known the different diseases and conditions that affect human bodies. Empowered by the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs). I think that we all can provide a grain of sand to help humanity. That's why we created Symptoms.Care a place where you can come and screen your symptoms and find what different illnesses can be related to them. Armed with the right information you can instantly, discretely, secure and from the comfort of your home talk with a Doctor that can Evaluate your Symptoms and help you seek the right treatment.

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