Skin Cancer Moles

Hello, I’m Neal Schultz pause And welcome to DermTV. DermTV, The Skin Cancer Foundation, the American Academy of Dermatology, The American Cancer Society, and many other leading authorities all stress the importanceof self examinations

as an aid to the early detection of cancer since the earlier you find it, the more aptit is to be completely curable. So this episode is going to be about a trick for doing better self skin cancer exams. Generally speaking, in most medical issues, symmetry is a reliable indicator that somethingisn’t dangerous. So, in doing a self skin exam, if you finda mole or growth

that is symmetric, then it is probably normal and not cancerous or precancerous. And just to remind you, a growth is symmetrical if you can fold it down the middle and the two halves are identical. Just like when I fold this circle in half. Yet in all of medicine there is only one situationthat I know of where symmetry actually is a bad sign

and usually indicates that something is abnormal and in fact at very least, precancerous. That situation occurs when two moles occursymmetrically to each other on your body. So imagine a line drawn down the center ofyour body, which of course goes right through your bellybutton. If you have two moles on your stomach, both about equal distance to the left andright of your bellybutton,

then there is a very high probability thatboth of those moles are precancerous and each have a 20 to 25%life time probability of becoming melanomas. They should be shown to a dermatologist and probably be removed. The bottom line is that moles which are symmetricto each other with respect to the midline of your body areusually very dangerous, precancerous moles which if not removed

have an unacceptably high probability of becomingdeadly melanomas, a cancer that sadly claims the life of oneAmerican every hour. This is a truly rare medical example of symmetry being very dangerous, so if you come across it, show it to your.

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