I consider it important to regularly perform skin cancer screening, giving you the chance to recognize the skin tumors as early as possible and to initiate proper treatment.
It is generally recommended to check nevi every year, but people with a large amount of irregular nevus, are adviced to come back more often for control. Besides the specialist’s check, you can also be a great help if you check your moles regularly for yourself at home. Please visit your dermatologist if you notice a change, as soon as possible.
Light colored skin, blue eyes, red or blond hair or if you have a history of skin tumors in your family, may increase the risk of developing malignant melanoma.
Early detected skin tumors are highly likely to be cured.
Advanced malignant melanoma may provide internal metastasis requiring complex oncological treatment (surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, immunoncotherapy, targeted therapy).