Skin tumors is a disease characterized by the growth of cells which cannot be controlled and can damage the surrounding tissue as they spread to other parts of the body. Skin tumors can be a serious health problem but the symptoms are sometimes invisible, so many people do not notice it immediately. Therefore, it is important to recognize the symptoms of skin cancer so that treatment can be carried out as early as possible to prevent the condition of the tumor from getting worse.

“Tumor is an abnormal growth of cells that can be benign or malignant, can occur in all tissues, can be in skin tissue, bones, internal organs, in the eyes, in the ears, etc. Meanwhile, skin tumors originate from skin pigment or melanin called melanocytic nevus or andeng-andeng (mole) in Javanese. Another term of it is nevus pigmentosus,” explained dr. Muslimin, Sp.KK(K), FINSDV, FAADV, Skin and Venereal Specialist of Diponegoro National Hospital (RSND), Diponegoro University.

Factors that cause it include a low immune system, whether it is a skin tumor or a tumor on the genitals. People receiving immunosuppressants are also at risk to be affected by tumors. In addition, family history and genetic disorders can be the causes of tumors, for example skin disorders where a person will be more sensitive if exposed to sunlight,” he continued.

dr. Muslimin said that external factors can be avoided by having to be disciplined in using sunscreen, wearing clothes that cover all possibilities of direct sun exposure, as well as learning and taking care of skin conditions, whether there changes under excessive sun exposure.

Excessive sun exposure causes the appearance of sunburn or burns due to sun exposure, if it gets worse the skin will be itching, scaly and peeling. Indonesia is on the equator and we are grateful that we have been blessed with exotic skin because it is more protective. Dark skin is more protected from the dangers of the sun. It would be better to find out about skin conditions as early as possible, if unusual changes happen, for example there is a lump and so on, please immediately consult a doctor,” said dr. Muslimin. (Lin – Public Relations)