Skin Cancer: What to Look for and How to Protect Yourself
Every time you tan, you damage your skin. As this damage builds you speed up the aging of your skin and increase your risk for all types of skin cancer.
It’s that time of year to be extra cautious of too much time spent in the sun! Kick off summer right and remember it’s a good idea to use extra caution near water, snow and sand. These elements can reflect damaging sun rays, increasing the chance of sunburns. Awareness, early detection, and active prevention are the keys to fighting skin cancer and increasing survival rates. More than 3.5 million cases of basal and squamous cell skin cancer are diagnosed in this country each year. Stop wasting time and get educated on skin cancer today!
If detected early, 99% of all skin cancers are curable
In fact, studies show that people who have had a history of skin cancer were less likely to die of melanoma than those without because they are aware and catch it early on when it is easy to treat. People with numerous moles, significant sun exposure or a family history of melanoma are at risk. Be part of the solution.
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, and one in five Americans develop skin cancer throughout their lifetime. People living with skin cancer struggle with perceptions that their condition is less serious than other types of cancer despite significant physical and emotional impact. Nearly 10,000 people die of melanoma each year in the U.S. But the impact of the disease is far wider, as it can devastate family and friends.
When it comes to skin cancer, there is no “at home remedy” or DIY treatment. Your options depend on the type of skin cancer you have, the stage it’s in, the location and size, and your overall health. Warning signs of skin cancer can be spotted early. It’s not just skin cancer when it’s the largest organ in your body and is also the most important organ when it comes to prevention of infections. When finding them early, and while they are small and have not spread, it makes everything that much easier to treat the skin cancer.
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