Men and women are increasingly choosing electronic cigarettes (eCigs) to help them kick the smoking habit. But are electronic cigarettes bad for your skin and overall health?
Melanoma is the medical name given to a specific type of skin cancer that begins in the melanocytes of the skin. Melanocytes are often your best friend in the spring and summer, as they are the cells that produce melanin, the pigment that gives skin a nice, even, and beautiful tan or brown color. Too much sun exposure can cause these cells to develop into cancerous tumors, however.
Melanoma is almost always curable, though it must be diagnosed and treated as early as possible (i). Dr. Busso has created the guide below to help men and women stay proactive in checking for melanoma skin cancer.
Perform this melanoma self-check at home, and contact Dr. Busso immediately if you notice any spots or abnormalities that meet the criteria below. At our practice, patients can receive professional skin cancer screening in Miami.