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Important Facts You Need to Know About Skin Cancer

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1.  Ultraviolet (UV) light causes the vast majority of skin cancers

Approximately 86% of melanomas skin cancers and 90% of nonmelanoma have been linked to exposure to ultraviolet radiation from sunlight. Early sun rays contact, mostly everyday sunburns as a kid, can also increase the risk of skin cancer.

2. But we can’t say that the sun exposure develops every skin cancer

Smokers are very likely to develop skin cancer, mainly on the lips. Whereas other areas of the body that have been treated with heat are more likely to developing skin cancer, circumstances that grow weaker the immune system, for example, immune inhibition therapy linked with organ transplantation as well as contact to some aspects like industrial tar, arsenic, as well as coal also enhance the danger of skin cancer. And like most cancers, having a family history increases your risk of developing skin cancer.

3. Melanomas can occur anywhere on your body

Melanoma can arise on any part of your body including scalp, eyes, feet, nails, mouth, as well as other places that are not directly exposed to the sun. These unseen melanomas are more frequent in people with dark skin tone.

4. Go for safe sunning

Sunscreen has been verified to lessen the risk of most skin cancers. Whereas people with white skin may be more likely to have skin cancer because of sun exposure, people with darker skin are also at risk of getting cancer. Sunscreen protects your skin from sunburn and harmful ultraviolet rays that are liable to harm your skin. It’s good to use sunscreen every single day – even during the winter months. When possible, limit your outdoor activities between the hours of 10 am and 2 pm when the rays of the sun are strongest.

5. Keep away from the indoor tanning salon

The study has shown that contact to UV rays from indoor tanning devices is linked with an enlarged risk of non-melanoma and melanoma skin cancer. Yet single indoor tanning sitting can increase the risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma in users by 67% and basal cell carcinoma by 29%.

6. Arrange regular skin checkups

Regular tests by a doctor or nurse specialist, especially if you have a large number of moles or other risk factors, is necessary. Also, Mohstek recommends that you do a head-to-toe self-examination of your skin every month. Make sure to inform your physician if you observe any unusual, new, or changing moles or development on your skin. While these skin tests will not avoid skin cancer from growing, but they can help to know about it early when it is effortless to get treated.

7.  Kids can also get skin cancer

Cancer accounts for approximately 3% of all pediatric cancers. The healing of childhood melanoma is frequently delayed due to misjudgment of pigmented injuries, which occurs up to 40% of the time.