Skin cancer

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in Brazil and worldwide.

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in Brazil and worldwide.

It is more common from the age of 40 onwards, but it can affect also younger people. People with fair skin, pale eyes, personal or family history of skin cancer, prolonged and repeated sun exposure or indoor tanning are at greater risk of developing a skin tumor. However, sun exposure is the main risk factor.

The most common skin cancer is the non-melanoma type, which includes basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, and corresponds to 30% of all malignant tumors registered in Brazil. It has high cure rates.

The most aggressive type among skin cancers is melanoma, due to the greater chance of causing lesions in other organs (metastases). It may arise from a previous mole, spot or sign or it may be a new lesion. It affects any part of the body including mucous membranes. Although it is an aggressive tumor, high cure rates are achieved if diagnosed and treated early.

The diagnosis of skin cancer is made by a dermatologist, after a complete skin examination. The clinical examination includes the use of the dermatoscope. A more sophisticated exam is available in our clinics (Body Studio ATBM Master). After the clinical suspicion, the physician may suggest a skin biopsy or complete surgical removal of the lesion.

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In addition to well-trained dermatologists in the performance of cosmetic procedures, you will also find in our clinics the most modern technologies that are considered safe and effective in facial and body rejuvenation. You can learn more about cosmetic procedures in the link Technologies and Procedures of this website. You can also know what is new in our Blog or on Hexsel News.