There is little talk of it, and yet skin cancer is by far the most common cancer, and is unfortunately increasing year by year. They occur most often in the elderly (but be careful, not systematically).
As is known, exposure to the sun is the leading cause of skin cancer, although other risk factors exist. It can be manifested by a skin lesion that bleeds a little sometimes without ever heal, a small black spot with irregular or inflammatory edge ...Not all skin cancers are serious, many treat themselves well!
The main and the first solution is the surgical excision of the suspect lesion which will then be analyzed in the laboratory. Other treatments are possible, if necessary.What are the most aggressive skin cancers? How to protect yourself in the most efficient way? What lesion, what symptoms should worry? This special issue dedicated to skin cancer answers all these questions.
In this article, written with the support of a dermatologist doctor, discover the different types of skin cancer and risk factors.
Above all, know how to avoid and detect skin cancer, including how to properly monitor your moles.
In an exclusive interview, Dr. Joelle Sébaoun, a dermatologist, shares her tips on preventing skin cancer, with a special message for teenagers.
Discover also the testimony of Agnès, a patient, operated on a skin cancer.
See also: skin cancer in pictures
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> All about melanoma and skin cancer
> Screening for skin cancer (melanoma)
> What treatments for melanoma?
Author: Sylvie Charbonnier.
Expert consultant: Dr. Joelle Sébaoun, dermatologist.