Main Forms of Melanoma
Every living human being has skin. In comparison to other organs in the body, the skin is the largest. But the skin is very sensitive. The sensitivity of the skin will vary from person to person. Blemishes are the names given to many skin conditions that most people have. It is possible that some of this skin blemishes are skin cancers. melanoma is a type of skin cancer that is very common. This is the melanoma awareness month. It is therefore very important that we get to know all bout the different types of melanoma. This is a very common type of skin cancer but it can still become very dangerous if not treated. When the melanocytes on your skin have an abnormal growth, the melanoma develops. Discussed in this article are the main types of melanoma.
The first main type of melanoma we shall look at in the melanoma awareness month is the superficial spreading melanoma. Due to how this melanoma spreads and occurs on the outer layers of the skin it was given that name. The lower layers of the skin are safer from this type of melanoma because it does not spread there. What this melanoma does is that it will spread outwards and not inwards. If you are either a male or female and you are middle-aged, you have a high chance of getting it. at the beginning, the melanoma will start out as a dark spot on your legs before it starts spreading.
The second type of melanoma we cover in this melanoma awareness month is the nodular melanoma. The lower skin layers will also be affected by this kind of melanoma and this will happen in a short period of time. It starts out as a node. The prevalence of this melanoma is very low as compared to the first kind we discussed above.
We shall also take time in this melanoma awareness month to check another main melanoma type called lentigo maligna melanoma. People who enjoy sun-basking for long hours are vulnerable to this melanoma. This melanoma will occur on the part of your body that have more exposure to the skin than the rest. It is more prevalent in old people.
The last form of melanoma we shall talk about in the melanoma awareness month is acral lentiginous melanoma. If you have a darker complexion skin, you have a higher likelihood of getting this melanoma. One does not need to have prolonged sun exposure to get it. This melanoma will begin on the soles of your feet or the palms of your hands. this melanoma will begin like a small spot which will the quickly spread outwards and also into the skin sub-layers