Fast and Accurate Melanoma Detection

We are living in a world that is exposed with many different types of pollutants and yes, we are living in the greater risks of health diseases and illness. That is why we need to review our lifestyle and improve it to a better one. It is also important to know our own body better. There are many underlying symptoms that seem like minor thing but actually signs of very serious problem. It is like when you find dark or weird spots on the surface of your skin. It may be a minor thing, most cases are like that, but don’t forget that it can be a sign of skin cancer.

skin cancer symptomsLiving in the polluted world and exposed with UV rays from the sun, we have bigger risk of skin cancer today. There are various types of skin cancer symptoms and unfortunately, most of them are also related with various other skin problems. Early detection is very crucial in cancer treatment as earlier stage of cancer can be much easier treated with better prognosis. Melanoma is among the most aggressive types of skin cancer and it can be started with just a tiny mole on the skin. Once it is spread and penetrated under the skin layer, it can spread to other tissues and organs and lead to fatality.

Melanoma detection can be really sophisticated since it is related with various tests and we need to wait days or even weeks before diagnose confirms whether it is cancerous or not. MoleMap is offering better solution for more accurate and faster detection of melanoma. It is designed with advanced technology to deliver the best detection and surveillance tools and combined with the skills of dermatologists it leads to much accurate diagnoses.

melanoma symptomsMoleMap is based on known melanoma symptoms including comprehensive knowledge of different symptoms on men and women as well as demographic factors and other. It combines three techniques for accurate detection. First is dermoscopy that uses high magnification and high light intensity to see beneath the first skin layer to diagnose the mole. It is combined with sequential monitoring and total body photography, which are the second and third techniques, to indentify melanoma as well as changing lesion indicating cancerous melanoma. Ask your dermatologist about MoleMap or find dermatology clinic offering MoleMap. Don’t forget that getting a tiny mole check with MoleMap might be preventing you from a cruel cancer that can ruin your whole life.

Mammography

Mammography

A mammogram is an X-ray of the breast. Screening tool in asymptomatic women, older than 40 years, for early breast cancer.

Mammograms are also used to find and diagnose breast disease in women experiencing symptoms such as discharge pain lump, or nipple.

This is the best radiographic method and the most convenient time for the early detection of breast cancer available.

Alternative name

Mammogram.

How do I prepare?

Fasting is not required, nor are there any other rules specific diet the day before the mammogram.

The menstrual cycle does not affect image quality, but it’s better a woman’s mammogram when your breasts are not painful, usually a week after menstruation.

It is better to wear two pieces of clothing, such as pants and top, to simplify undressing.

In the hours before the test, avoid applying cosmetics, oils, creams and especially powder or deodorant.

Radiologist give all previous mammograms for comparison.

Inform your doctor of any previous surgery, hormone use, and family or personal history of breast cancer.

How is the procedure performed?

Mammography is performed on an outpatient basis. Mammograms are quick and easy.

Asked to remove all clothing above the waist, including jewelry and metal objects.

A radiographer helps you to position a breast at a time in a small flat plate, the X-ray plates under, and compressed with a paddle (often made of clear plastic). Your breast is compressed between the plates of the machine slowly for a while. It is necessary to obtain a clear and accurate.

The patient has to hold still and may be asked to keep from breathing for a few seconds while the X-ray pictures are taken.

Usually two pictures are taken of each breast, one from above and one from the side. Women worry about mammogram hurt. For some women, just uncomfortable, while others feel the pain, depending on the size and limitations of chest pain.

The inspection process is about 30 minutes.

After a mammogram, a doctor (radiologist) will see your mammogram and see if there are any signs of cancer. If there is any doubt at all, they will call you again for inspection or other tests such as ultrasound or biopsy. A signed report will be sent to primary care or referring physician, to share the results with you.

If normal, a mammogram may be repeated every 18 months, or according to the judgment of the physician.

If cancer is found, the number of treatment options, including surgery, radiation hormone treatment, and chemotherapy available. The choice of treatment should be based on the individual woman and the type and size of breast cancer present.

Risk

Like all X-ray, a mammogram exposes the radiation, but only slightly. For breast screening, finding early breast cancer benefits far outweigh the small risk of radiation.

Patients not entered menopause is needed to ensure that they are not pregnant before getting mammograms, because of potential radiation exposure.

For women with breast implants, there is little likelihood that the pressure placed on the implant during mammography will cause a rupture or break. If this happens, surgery may be necessary to remove the implant.

What are the limitations of the procedure?

In a small number of cases, the accuracy of mammograms less than usual:

For women with breast implants, the ability of mammography to see abnormalities down the contents of the implant (gel or liquid) can block the view.
False positive reading occurs when the cancer has not, but abnormal mammogram reading. Additional scenes or other tests may be taken.
False-negative findings occur when mammograms appear normal even though breast cancer is actually.