Summertime is a time for enjoyment – the days are longer, the sun is shining, it is a lovely time to go out with friends or to go for a swim.
But, like skin cancer specialists keep advising, it is also a time for precaution – because you are wearing fewer clothes or shorter clothes and you are spending a lot of time out in the sun, it is the time of the year when you should be paying more attention to your skin and looking out for different and irregular growths on your skin.
There are different skin cancer types, and the majority don’t really have any symptoms, which makes it all the more dangerous, because in most cases the cancerous spot won’t make you feel pain or even an itch.
People will occasionally complain about a spot that is scaly and that has become redder and more tender than before, but these are exceptional melanoma symptoms and not every patient presents those. But because the best way to beat cancer is to catch it at an early stage, here are 10 signs of melanoma you should be aware of!