How to Stop Worrying about Melanoma and Start Living
Protect Yourself From Skin Cancer
Introduction
Melanoma is a life-threatening disease that can dramatically decrease the quality of life even for a healthy person.

One reason is that the risk factors for melanoma, such as fair skin, light hair, freckles, moles, and so on, are pretty common.

Another one is that melanoma is an extremely dangerous type of cancer that can easily spread to other parts of the body.

In such conditions, a perfectly reasonable consciousness about one’s health can turn into chronic stress, anxiety, and constant fear of developing cancer.

There’s indeed no proven way to prevent completely melanoma, but the 5-year survival rate for non-invasive skin cancer that was detected early and received a timely treatment is as high as 98%.

We've gathered the easiest ways to avoid as many of the risks associated with melanoma as possible, to keep the issue under control, and to stop worrying. Below are several tips to help you keep your mind in peace.
Be careful with UV
Excessive exposure to UV radiation is a risk factor for all types of skin cancer. Some research papers indicate that even a single sunburn in one’s teens contributes a lot to the lifetime risk of melanoma. No matter the season, it’s recommended to follow the lifestyle of a vampire: never leaving home in the daytime, using a strong sunscreen to go out even in the cloudy weather, and so on.
If you are a tan-lover, tan responsibly. Use UV protection with SPF 30 or higher. Avoid direct exposure to the sun during its most intense hours (a couple of hours before and after noon). Wear sun-protective clothes when you are not tanning. Be careful with tanning beds, because they are just as dangerous for your skin, as the regular sunlight.
Chose a healthy lifestyle
Unhealthy habits, such as alcohol consumption, tobacco smoking, and certain drugs are known to be connected to specific types of cancer, but in addition, all of them have connections to skin cancer.

Some studies indicate that an antioxidant-rich diet leads to a 20% reduced risk of developing melanoma.

Good sleep and fitness help the body fight the disease and significantly strengthen the immune system

A balanced supplement of vitamins also contributes to lowering the probability of skin cancers. Finally, good sleep and fitness help the body fight the disease and significantly increase survivability.
Do regular self-checks
Nota Mole Tracker identifies melanoma by measuring the bio-impedance of moles
Skin cancer and melanoma, in particular, appear on the visible areas of the body and can be easier to detect than other types of cancer. That’s why self-checks are essential for timely treatment. Depending on the individual risk factors, self-checks are recommended to be done at least once in few months.

There are five key indicators of melanoma disguised as a mole: asymmetry, border irregularity, unusual color, large diameter, and changes in size over time.

Some examples of a novel technology can make the results of self-checks more reliable.

For example, Nota Mole Tracker identifies melanoma by measuring the bio-impedance of moles, which is a scientifically proven method for skin cancer detection.
Create your mole map
When caught early, melanoma is highly curable. Observing your body and noting any changes is a sure way to be calm and react in time.

Mole mapping is a process used for the surveillance of the surface of the skin. A mole map is a necessary instrument for self-checks. It helps to keep track of existing moles and locate the new ones that may need to be checked by a dermatologist.

Mole maps can be created using pen and paper, but using a specialized app is much more convenient because of extra features.

For example, the Nota Mole Tracker app allows storing both the location and the photos of the moles to make them easier to compare. It will also remind you about self-checks.
Work with dermatologist
For most people, a single appointment a year is enough.
Knowing your melanoma risk factors and regular self-checks matter a lot for early detection and timely treatment, but visiting a dermatologist regularly is essential to identify and treat skin cancer.

For most people, a single appointment a year is enough. Depending on the individual factors, such as genes, hormones, and so on, the appointments may be scheduled for each quarter of the year.
Know your genes
Genetic testing helps to learn more about your body
There are specific genetic make-ups that pass down the family tree and increase the lifetime melanoma risk.

Around 10% of people who developed melanoma have a mutation in CDKN2A or BAP1 genes. That’s why a family history of melanoma is so important to understand personal melanoma risks.

Genetic testing helps to learn more about your body and know predispositions to melanoma and other health conditions. If no mutated genes are present, that’s the great news, and your risk to develop melanoma is considerably lower. If one of the said changed genes is present, it doesn’t mean you will inevitably develop melanoma, but only requires more frequent self-checks and extra appointments with the dermatologist.
Conclusion
Don't Be Afraid To Live Your Life
Don’t panic about melanoma. Just a few precautions can significantly reduce your lifetime skin cancer risk.

Routine self-checks at home and regular dermatologist appointments will help you locate and remove malicious moles before melanoma has a chance to develop.

Not worrying about melanoma is easy - control your exposure to sun and UV radiation, monitor your body and health, check your moles with a NOTA and visit your doctor if anything bothers you.

Today's technology makes it possible to accumulate data and use it for the benefit of society - to train algorithms to distinguish melanoma with high accuracy. Fast.


NOTA Mole Tracker
Awareness of the problem and how to minimize its risks equals safety.
We at Nota work for you and your calmness, and we want as many people as possible to be confident about their health. Taking care of yourself and your loved ones is the key to peace of mind.

So that you don't have to worry too much, we distribute helpful information. We regularly write articles on skin health topics and publish them on our blog.

We are constantly developing and improving our service - we recently launched the calculator to assess the risks of melanoma.

We also launch social projects to support patients. For example, on our website, you can talk to people who have fought and won melanoma.

Buy Nota Mole Tracker and increase your awareness of your body and health.

NOTA allows you to quickly check and infer your mole with high accuracy. It doesn't override the doctor, but it brings peace of mind.

It is very reliable, because NOTA is a scientific development that has been thoroughly tested in the laboratory, plus we have already received hundreds of positive comments from our customers.


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Surprisingly effective moles detector.
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