What causes skin cancer you say? The first thing that pops into people’s head is sun exposure. The truth is, indeed the main cause for skin cancer is excess exposure to Ultraviolet radiation, not only from the sun but also artificial ones such as those from tanning beds. Skin cancer is actually the most common cancer and if detected early enough the most treatable.
Skin Cancer on the rise in U.S. Your skin matters, get educated. It is the most common form of cancer, of all cancers in the U.S. 50% are skin cancer. 1 in 50 people born today will be diagnosed with this cancer and its increasing faster than any other cancer. Skin cancer treatment in the U.S. cost $1.7 billion each year. Continue reading
The average adult has approximately ten to forty moles on his body, and while they are not present at birth, these moles develop during childhood and adolescence. As we age and expose our skin to the sun, melanoma becomes a concern. Melanoma is the leading form of skin cancer with more than 1 million cases of skin cancer diagnosed in the U.S. each year. Melanoma can be life-threatening, which means that it’s important to know what to look for when examining your skin for irregular moles. Continue reading
Scientists at the Yale School of Public Health in New Haven, Connecticut found that young people who tanned on the indoor beds had a 69 percent increased chance of suffering from early-onset basal cell carcinoma (BCC). Continue reading
Annual checkups and tests such as colonoscopies and PSA assays are important, but it’s not a good idea to rely on tests alone to protect you from cancer. It’s just as important to listen to your body and notice anything that’s different, odd, or unexplainable. (You should also listen to those close to you, such as a wife or partner, because others sometimes notice things we’re unaware of—or don’t want to admit.) You don’t want to join the ranks of cancer patients who realize too late that symptoms they’d noticed for a long time could have sounded the alarm earlier, when cancer was easier to cure. Continue reading
This interactive site by the National Cancer Institute is about cancer risk. It will help you make informed decisions about how you can lower your cancer risk. Continue reading