We should also not forget that a person who has developed skin cancer has a 20% chance of showing such a tumor again.
If melanoma is diagnosed at an early stage, it is curable. But if diagnosed at an advanced stage, it can even cause death. In individuals who have many dysplastic warts in their bodies, we recommend annual testing and mapping by a qualified dermatologist. If once again you see a mole with the above characteristics and, above all, see a change in its shape then you should consult a specialist.
The lesion appears like a nose of red, purple or skin color, but it can also appear as a change in skin quality. Many times the diagnosis is difficult or takes too much time. Dermatovenic sarcoma is often confused with other skin conditions, especially in the early stages. If the dermatologist suspects skin cancer, a biopsy during the first visit to the clinic is the only sure way to rule out the possibility of skin cancer. MRI may be useful for assessing the extent of the tumor and may be important for surgical planning purposes.
Treatment is a multidisciplinary approach. This interdisciplinary team may include a dermatologist, physician, radiologist, oncologist, radiotherapist and plastic surgeon to remove the tumor and repair the deficiency.
The general prognosis is excellent when the tumor is recognized early and is properly removed. A poor prognosis is associated with metastasis. However, recent results for patients with metastasis using Imatinib therapy are encouraging. The treatment of each tumor depends on the type of cancer, its position, the age of the patient, and whether it is firstly appeared or recurrent. In most cases, and especially for facial tumors, reconstructive surgery is necessary for the incisions to be as discreet as possible.
Prevention is, of course, the best treatment. Every person should be checked by his dermatologist once a year and should avoid irrational exposure to sunlight and tanning techniques. If it is judged that a suspicious body area should be removed, we should not postpone it.
Complications in plastic surgery operations are not common but it is necessary to be aware of them at the first appointment.
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