Friends Around the World

Monday, April 14, 2014

Symptoms of Cancer

My husband have lost  love ones from cancer-related diseases.  His Mom died  with lung cancer and so his brother,  then he lost his Aunt to cancer-related disease as well.  He sometimes  feel paranoid that he might get it as it runs in  their family's blood so he is extra cautious.  

Two of the reasons why he is scared    is the fact that he  worked  as a sailor for 20 years and working on a submarine was one of his  frequent assignments.  Although he knows that it was a safe place, at the back of his mind, he can't shake off the fact that he might be exposed to harsh chemicals.  Another thing is when he was younger, he took an accutane for his severe acne condition and one of the  side effects that he has been feeling is being sun burned so easily.  He is very careful when  going in an open field  where he is  sun exposed as he doesn't  want to develop any skin cancer related  diseases.    

He has been reading     skin cancer symptoms and even looked up and read the    melanoma symptoms.  Below are some symptoms that you might want to look for.

11 150x150 HOW TO IDENTIFY MELANOMA41 150x150 HOW TO IDENTIFY MELANOMA5 150x150 HOW TO IDENTIFY MELANOMA14 150x150 HOW TO IDENTIFY MELANOMA15 150x150 HOW TO IDENTIFY MELANOMA13 150x150 HOW TO IDENTIFY MELANOMA   12 150x150 HOW TO IDENTIFY MELANOMA71 150x150 HOW TO IDENTIFY MELANOMA16 150x150 HOW TO IDENTIFY MELANOMA6 150x150 HOW TO IDENTIFY MELANOMA111 150x150 HOW TO IDENTIFY MELANOMA32 150x150 HOW TO IDENTIFY MELANOMA
According to Molemap, a website  founded by dermatologists:

Melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer and may appear without warning but it may also begin in a mole or other dark spot in the skin.  Melanoma can spread very quickly and once it penetrates below the surface of the skin it can become deadly. Survival rate is largely dependent on the thickness of melanoma; a patient with a melanoma of less than 0.75 mm thick can expect to have 95% cure rate. If left until greater than 4mm thick, the cure rate drops to less than 55%. This is why it is so important to detect melanoma early.

I did not even know that Melanoma differs with women and men.   It is scary to know that even a mole can be  a sign  of a cancer.  If you suspect that you might have the above symptoms, check out the website and book for an appointment.

0 Smart Readers SAID::

Post a Comment

Thanks for leaving your thoughts!

About Me

My photo

A work-at-home-mom (WAHM) with  two  lovely kids and a loving husband.  Passionate in writing about  family, product reviews, and  other related articles.  A Mom, a Wife,  a Blogger/Writer, rolled into one.

Add This