With the Dermoscopy device, which is 90% effective in the early diagnosis and follow-up of skin cancer, suspicious changes can be observed by creating a map of spots and spots on the skin.
First of all, let’s know the formations we call “I” in the skin …
What is it?
The “nevus”, which is called “ben” among the people, are benign formations that occur with the clustering of the cells that give the color of the skin, at the level of the skin or in the form of a dome, ranging from skin color to dark brown. Some of the moles can be newborns as well as new moles until the thirties. During pregnancy, hormone therapy and adolescence, the number and size of moles may increase. After the middle age pigment cells lose their function and the existing moles may fade and disappear. New moles in the body after the forties, the size of the growth, the color is not expected to darken; In such a case, it is recommended to have a dermoscopic examination of the moles and, if necessary, a microscopic examination.
Why do I need follow-up?
Although benign formations are benign, malignant melanoma, which occurs with uncontrolled proliferation of cells, is a skin cancer that can be fatal if it is diagnosed in a very fast and late diagnosis, and its frequency has been increasing rapidly in recent years. Malignant melanoma usually develops over normal skin and less frequently through existing moles. When malin melanoma develops over normal skin, separation from benign moles is possible only with the naked eye. Advanced melanomas may be fatal by spreading to the lymph nodes and other organs. What is important is to recognize and treat melanoma at an early stage without spreading to other organs.
What is the importance of Dermoscopy in follow-up?
The chance of early diagnosis of melanoma with a naked eye is 50%, while it reaches 90% with digital dermoscopic examination. Melanoma may appear as a normal stage in a very early stage and then change its structure and color. With the recorded images on the digital dermoscus, it is understood whether there is any change or progression in me; I was surgically removed and sent to pathological examination.
When should I scan?
General I screening should be done in middle ages where pigment cells are active and melanoma is the most common. Those who have a history of melanoma in the family or in themselves, light skin-blue eyes-freckles, more than 100 of me, more than 5 atypical me are risky individuals and it is recommended that they follow up regularly after their twenties. Children with more than 50 of me who have risk factors should be followed regularly. These patients must first recognize their own body and their self, so that they can recognize their new self. A more objective evaluation of newly emerging moles is possible by comparison of the photos recorded on the dermoskobi device. Two points in my follow-up are important; the first is the emergence of the new I, the second is the determination of the presence of color and structure changes in the existing moles.
What is Dermoscopy?
Dermoscopy is the skin surface microscopy; used in the diagnosis of benign and pigmented lesions. The digital dermatoscope is the integration of the dermosocial device into the computer. This method creates a map of moles in the body. Dermoscopic images of suspicious moles are then taken and recorded.
At the next check, the final image of the self is compared with the previous images and the change in me is determined. The digital dermoscope calculates the suspicious changes followed in this paper by mathematically and generates an index of malignant melanoma risk.
How is early diagnosis provided?
One of the most lethal cancers, melanoma, is to evaluate the development and growth of benign with dermoskobic follow-up. Images recorded with digital dermoscopy can be compared in repetitive controls and interpreted as benign benign or malignant. Patients with progressive growth and change are surgically removed and sent to pathological examination.