SKIN CANCER SCREENING Overview, Facts, Types,Symptoms- Watsons Health

SKIN CANCER SCREENING

Skin cancer screening will be performed by your dermatologist to identify the two main categories of skin cancer and which cells are involved. An abnormal growth of skin cells is called skin cancer, and it usually develops when skin is over exposed to the sun. However, you can still get skin cancer even if your skin is not exposed directly to the sun.

DIAGNOSIS

If the above-mentioned signs and symptoms of possible skin cancer bother you, you have to seek your doctor’s advice right away. Your doctor will first perform a physical exam to check your moles. If he or she suspects that it might develop into skin cancer, they will suggest a biopsy.

A portion of the suspicious mole will be removed and doctors will send it for testing. Additional tests will be performed after a positive result. Seeking early treatment is important to keep skin cancer from becoming more severe.

TREATMENT

Your dermatologist will recommend some treatments for your skin cancer depending on your condition, type of skin cancer, stage of skin cancer, and other underlying medical conditions.

Available treatments include:

  • Biological therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Cryotherapy
  • Curettage and electro dessication
  • Immunotherapy
  • Mohs surgery
  • Photodynamic therapy
  • Radiation

DIAGNOSIS

Medical specialists as well as child abuse experts will do a thorough examination to diagnose and examine a child that has been forcefully shaken.

Various tests will be done to detect fractures or injuries. These include:

  • Skeletal survey.To determine if fractures are accidental or purposeful
  • Eye exam.This test can reveal bleeding and other eye injuries
  • Blood tests.This test can rule out the underlying conditions
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).This test can help doctors obtain detailed images of a child’s brain
  • Computerized tomography (CT) scan.This can help detect injuries and damages that need urgent treatment

Some infant and toddlers with severe damage and injury need to be placed in pediatric intensive care units to monitor their conditions.

TREATMENT

Breathing support and brain surgery are the available emergency medical treatments to stop brain bleeding in children with severe shaken baby syndrome.

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