Skin cancer is becoming increasingly prevalent, particularly in young people. The development and widespread use of the dermatoscope have strongly contributed to the prevention and early detection of skin cancer. Dermatoscopy has become an indispensable part of the diagnostics of dermatologists and general practitioners.

The objective of primary prevention is to stop skin cancer before it even starts. For this purpose, it is useful to know one's skin type and possible risk factors, as well as to consequently take the necessary measures for sun protection The objective of early detection (secondary prevention) is to discover skin cancer in the earliest possible stage.

Early detection ABCDE rule

The objective of early detection (secondary prevention) is to identify and treat skin cancer at an early stage.


Fair skin with a high sensitivity to the sun is the most important risk factor for the development of skin cancer.

White and black skin cancer

Carcinoma and Melanoma