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Skin Cancer (Spinaliomas and Basaliomas)

We take care of your largest organ, down to the smallest detail.

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in Germany. Every year there are about 191,000 new cases, and the number is rising. Spinaliomas are more frequent with 170,000 new cases per year, while basaliomas have about 21,200 new cases per year.

In addition to skin type and individual genetic stress, solar radiation has a large influence on the occurrence of skin cancer. Degeneration of the white blood cells (lymphocytes) can also manifest themselves on the skin. The most common representative of these cutaneous lymphomas is the so-called mycosis fungoides. The rarer skin tumours entail a degeneration of the blood vessels, connective tissue cells, Merkel cells and skin appendages.

Through an additional qualification in medical tumor therapy, acquired during my time at the Berlin Charité, I can advise you competently and empathetically on these diseases and together we can ensure that an effective therapy is initiated as quickly as possible, and in the case of corresponding diseases, we can conduct the necessary and reliable aftercare examinations.

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Your questions.
Our answers.

When should skin cancer screening be carried out?

In the case of numerous and conspicuous birthmarks, you should make a preventive appointment once a year.

From what age is skin cancer screening recommended?

There is no age limit for skin cancer. An examination of obvious skin changes and pigmentation marks is useful at any age, even in children.

How does skin cancer screening work?

The skin is carefully and thoroughly examined under a reflected light microscope (dermatoscope). This facilitates a 10-fold magnification in which we can clearly recognise pigment marks and light damage as well as skin changes as signs of squamous cell carcinomas.

The so-called ABCDE rule is applied to the assessment of birthmarks:

A – Asymmetry
B – Boundary with weak, serrated edges
C – Colour/uneven pigmentation
D – Diamete r> 5 mm
E – Evolution/change of the pigmentation mark in the last three months

If one of these criteria applies to a pigment mark, we examine it more intensively.

Are conspicuous birthmarks noted and archived in order to observe their development?

Yes, we document conspicuous birthmarks using the DermaGraphix software from VISIOMED. This software provides significantly higher resolution images which we store digitally. In follow-up examinations, we compare the current findings with previous images and make any necessary therapeutic conclusions. Unnecessary operations and scars can thus be safely avoided.

What is examined with body mapping?

We also use the DermaGraphix software for body mapping in our IntelliStudio. The entire body is scanned from head to toe and the image captured is stored digitally. During follow-up examinations, the software automatically compares the previous findings with new and more intensely pigmented abnormalities. Continuous self-optimising algorithms provide us with a risk assessment.

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