Experts warn that skin cancer is an equal-risk offender and can infect anyone, at any age, from any skin type on almost any part of their body. Here are some pointers and measures to protect your skin.
Experts warn that skin cancer offers equal opportunities for all skin types at almost any age.
"Although we do not find it so common in people with darker skin, there is a lot of time at an advanced stage when we find it," Dr. Llana Pootrakul, a dermatologist at Ohio State University's Comprehensive Cancer Center.
To encourage you to pay attention and spot skin cancer at an early stage, Pootrakul wants you to realize that everyone is vulnerable. Regular skin checks, even when the sun is not shining, are very important.
"We can more achieve rare skin cancers in areas like the groin or the buttocks that are not necessarily associated with the sun, but can also be very dangerous," Pootrakul said. "You also want to keep an eye on the inside of your mouth."
Skin cancer can develop in low sunlight as you move between your car and your home. the grocery or the bank, she said.
"All these little exposures are piling up over time," Pootrakul said. "And we know that these clusters are related to the development of squamous cell carcinoma."
The treatment of skin cancer is more effective with early detection. The most common sign of skin cancer is a change in your skin, such as A non-healing wound, new growth, or alteration of old growth, as indicated in the Centers for the Control and Prevention of Disease
] Here is the ABCDE rule for early signs of melanoma:
- A – Asymmetric, the shape of one side does not match the other.
- B – Edges. The edges are jagged or blurry.
- C – color. Uneven colors, including browns or blacks. And maybe areas of white, gray, red, pink or blue.
- D – Diameter. Melanomas can be tiny, but most are larger than a pea and usually change their size.
- E – Evolution. The condition of the skin changes with time.
To lessen the likelihood of developing skin cancer, stay in the shade, wear a wide-brimmed hat and long sleeves, use sunscreen, and stay out of the sun between 10 and 8 pm 4:00 pm
The survival rate for melanoma, which were detected early, is close to 100%.
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