Skin cancer doctor, Dr. Mariano Busso, specializes in the diagnosis of melanoma along with various other skin conditions. An acclaimed aesthetic dermatologist, Dr. Mariano Busso has built an international patient base through comprehensive cosmetic, laser, and dermatological care. As a skin cancer doctor, Dr. Busso helps patients identify, target and prevent future incidences of melanoma.
What Causes Skin Cancer: Doctor’s Insight
Skin cancer is usually caused by a number of factors. Genetics are likely to play a role in the formation of skin cancer, as every individual has a unique susceptibility given their family history. Another major factor that contributes to the formation of skin cancer is sun exposure. In Miami, the risk of developing skin cancer is high, given the Magic City’s close proximity to the equator that ultimately makes for long days of intense sunlight. By the same token, the use of indoor tanning beds can significantly increase the risk of developing skin cancer.
What Does Skin Cancer Look Like?
Skin cancer takes the shape of an asymmetrical circle that usually measures 6mm or more in diameter. Skin cancer can appear to be dark in color. Upon closer inspection, the affected area will typically have different coloring from one area to the next. Both color and size may evolve over time.
At-Home Self Check
Perform this skin cancer self-check at home, and contact Dr. Busso immediately if you notice any spots or abnormalities that meet the criteria below.
A: asymmetry, one half of the spot is unlike the other half.
B: border, the spot has an irregular or poorly defined border.
C: color, the spot has different colors from one area to the next. Three colors or more meets this criteria
D: diameter, melanomas are usually greater than 6mm or about the size of a pencil eraser but melanomas can be smaller.
E: evolving, a spot that looks different from the rest or is changing in size, shape or color.
Treat Skin Cancer with Doctor Busso
Early detection and treatment can help most incidences of skin cancer. For more information on early skin cancer detection and treatment, contact Dr. Mariano Busso at 305-857-0144.