Place of birth: Wolverhampton
Citizenship: United Kingdom
The series` Holby Siti` - salvation from melanoma
Rachel Green, a 30-year-old mother of Wolverhampton (Wolverhampton), watched as the hero of the series` Holby Siti` guards, discovering how to change the shape of his birthmark. Suddenly for himself Greene realized that a birthmark on her leg the same thing happened.
In fact, the suspicions have crept almost two years ago, however, refer to the therapist Greene decided it was after watching the show.
The British took a biopsy, which confirmed that the formation of a brown size of a pea on the bottom of the legs - a potentially deadly melanoma.
Rachel was subjected to surgery last month. Mole and surrounding skin has been removed successfully.
`` The series Holby Siti` saved my life - Green said. - Do not be that episode with skin cancer, I would never have gone to check rodinku`.
`I saw the formation of the lower part of my leg last year. But I remember what it was before, but the others in color and razmeru`.
`Spot was irregular in shape, not a perfect circle, and uneven coloring of a mole was a mixture of light brown and dark korichnevogo`.
Green continued: `I kept telling myself that it would be necessary to go to the doctor, but he did not do it. Do not know what would have happened to me, do not be that same character in `Holby Siti`, who discovered melanomu`.
The British said that earlier belonged to the birthmark, like any other birthmarks, and would continue to do the same, without attracting her attention to an excerpt from the show.
Even after Rachel sought medical attention, she began to experience the excitement only when a biopsy was performed.
`I was scared, waiting for the results, - the woman is recognized. - But only the doctors came back, I really experienced shok`.
`Fortunately, cancer growth is restrained, but in the future I have to follow any your moles and check my lymph nodes for the presence uplotneniy`.
`I never thought that mole on my leg could be the source of cancer. It is terrible to know that my delay could aggravate situatsiyu`.
Every day about 40 people in the UK know about the presence in their malignant melanoma - the most deadly skin cancer. Every year in this country, the disease takes the life of 2,500 people.
Early detection and treatment of cancer improves the chances of cure melanoma, which, as we know, tends to grow rapidly.
Rachel, the daughter of two years dedicated to the education of Lacey, believes that a role in the development of cancer in her case could play a solarium in the recent past.
According to the charity fund `Skin Cancer Foundation`, tanning beds increase the risk of melanoma by 75%.
It is worth adding that the work of Green as a postman, from whom you want to spend a lot of time on the street, and thus exposed to potentially harmful UV rays, could also play a rol.Britanka says: `I visit a solarium, a total of ten times in own life. This was done before sending on vacation, and this could be enough to cause melanomu`.
`Now I can not stand the sun. I have to wear the clothes, which is completely hidden under my skin, to avoid recurrence of raka`.
`The prospect sit in the shade to hide from the sun at all costs does not seem attractive, but at the same time I feel that I was very lucky to stay in zhivyh`.
Green adds: `Now for my daughter, I use sunscreen with an even greater level of protection. I do not want to be like it was with her, and I hope that others will also be more conscious approach to the protection of their kozhi`.
Today Rachel raises funds for the foundation `Cancer Research Fund`.
Melanoma can occur anywhere on the body, but most often found on the back, legs, arms, face, and even under the fingernails.
Less than a high probability of occurrence of melanoma in other organs in the body, but when it comes to a more deadly form.
The most common symptom of the disease - the appearance of new moles or changes in existing ones.
Birthmark can be more change in shape and / or color; may experience bleeding or increase in brown. In addition, the mole can be painful and may itch scratched.
Think about melanoma is that a mole is asymmetric - composed of two different halves having an irregular shape.
When a mole is jagged or ragged borders. When the color of moles - a combination of two or more colors.
Often melanoma diameter greater than 6 mm. Changing the size of a birthmark for a long time may also indicate melanoma.
Hair matrix carcinoma
Another form of skin cancer is known as basal cell carcinoma, which is sometimes referred to as skin and skin cancroid carcinoid.
The disease affects the lower part of the epidermis, the outer layer of skin cells.
Among the signs and symptoms of basal cell carcinoma: a smooth-looking, education ( `zhemchuzhina`) pearl tint. Poor distinct waxy plaque or yellow-white color.
Sometimes there is bleeding. Sprawl crusts or scabs. Healing suspicious formations never ends completely.
Basal cell center itches, looks like a flat, red spot that is scaly and crusty. It grows painless ulcer.
About 75% of all cases of skin cancer are basal cell. As a rule, the formation of slow-growing and do not spread to other parts of the body.
If conduct early treatment, this form of cancer is usually completely destroyed.
However, some types of basal cell cancer more aggressive. In advanced cases, the disease can penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin and bone, making treatment more difficult.