A harmless ailment turned out to be a sign of cancer

A harmless ailment turned out to be a sign of cancer

German dermatologist Yael Adler said that harmless changes to the skin can be a sign of dangerous diseases.

Specialist explained that the various skin symptoms can indicate the presence of serious illnesses. For example, redness and irritation may be the consequence of internal diseases. Eczema can indicate problems with the stomach or intestines. “It’s a warning symptom that can indicate metabolic disorders such as diabetes as well as cancer,” Adler said.

The doctor also said it is important to be careful about itching, as it can occur for no apparent reason. In case of any changes, the doctor advised to consult doctors and undergo examinations.

Previously, Melanoma UK announced that the main symptom of skin cancer is the appearance of new birthmarks or external changes to existing ones. Medics also identified five criteria for changes in a mole, which can be used to recognize a malignant tumor. Thus, the mole changes shape, there is asymmetry and uneven edges. In addition, the formation on the skin changes color: brown or black is added to the white or blue.