Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Skin Cancer, Precautions and Medical Services in Clinics

SKIN CANCER: It refers to the abnormal growth of skin cells. Growth of abnormal tissues in skin develops on skin exposed to the sun, often. Skin exposure to sunlight is the main cause of skin cancer diseases. However, the common form of cancer can also occur on areas of skin that are not in general exposed to sunlight.

TYPES OF SKIN CANCER: There are three major types of skin cancer.
•    Basal cell carcinoma

•    Squamous cell carcinoma

•    Melanoma

It is important to take proper precautions to reduce risk of skin cancer. Some important points are:
•    Avoid skin exposure to sunlight and ultraviolet (UV) radiation. In sunny days, when sunrays are too strong, protect your skin. Even when the day is not too sunny, UV rays are present and can harm skin so be careful.

•    Use clothing to cover your exposed skin in sun. Use sunglasses and hat.

•    Apply sunscreen lotion with SPF 30 and more.

•    Know your skin and check skin for suspicious changes. Early detection of skin cancer can significantly help in curing it. And self-check up for skin cancer helps in detecting any traces of cancer at its earliest stages.

•    Avoid tanning-booth. Also avoid artificial tanning-methods such as use of tanning-pills and tablets. These can increase risk of developing skin cancer.

Primarily, skin cancer develops on areas of sun-exposed skin. The areas can be the scalp, face, lips, ears, neck, chest, arms and hands, and on the legs. It can also develop on areas that rarely see the light of day such as palms, beneath fingernails or toenails, and genital area. That is why medical professionals and practitioners suggest to get full body check up regularly and to keep eyes on any changes in skin as well. Skin cancer is not limited to any skin type it can affect people of all skin tones, including those with darker complexions. One thing to make a note here is, when melanoma occurs in people with dark skin tones, it is more likely to occur in areas that are not normally exposed to the sun. In Skin Cancer Clinics, experts and skin-cancer-surgeons offer variety of medical services for skin cancer patients. Right from skin cancer screening to skin cancer surgeries are offered. There are many clinics and hospitals where bulk billing skin cancer check-ups and services are offered to patients/ people.

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Skin cancer and precautions

There are some important precautions that everyone must follow to be escaped from skin cancer diseases. The ways to prevent skin cancer are:

•    Number one: Avoid skin exposure to sun and wind
By avoiding enough skin exposure in sunlight can help in eliminating chances of developing skin cancer. Especially when the sun’s UV rays are the strongest or when UV index is 3 or more, reduce skin exposure.

•    Number two: Cover or shade your skin
Works cannot be avoided just because the day is too hot and too sunny. But we can always protect our exposed skin areas by seeking shade under trees, or by covering skin with clothing. We can use umbrella as well. Sunglasses and hats are options also. 

•    Number three: Beware of clouds
Even if it the day is not too sunny, and sunlight or sunrays are not too strong still UV rays are present and can harm our skin. For information, up to 80% of the sun’s rays can penetrate light clouds, mist and fog. And remember that water, sand, snow and concrete can reflect up to 80% of the sun’s damaging rays as well.

•    Number four: Use the Sunscreen
Before you go out in the sun, during day time, always use sunscreens with an SPF (Sun Protection Factor) of 15 or more. Consider SPF product that contain both UVA and UVB protection.

•    Number five: Do avoid tanning products and sunlamps
People love tanned skin. So they use tanning-pills, tablets. They also go to beaches so that they can get tan-skin. This increases chances of developing skin cancer.

•    Number Six: Protect kids and children
Keep children, kids and toddlers away from direct sunlight. Skin of babies is more sensitive. Their arms and legs should be covered when out in the sun. There are some products available containing sun protection factor and UV and UB rays’ protection factor for kids and children as well.

•    Number Seven: Skin Cancer Check
It is very important to have regular full body check up. You need to examine your moles and freckles every month to check for any changes. Check if there are any changes in your skin such as mole(s) are developing, or a mole or discoloration that appears suddenly or begins to change and a sore that does not heal and areas of skin that are red and bumpy, bleed or are itchy. If you any of such changes you should immediately seek medical attention.

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Skin Cancer Clinics in NSW

According to research and studies, two in three people in Australia have chances to be diagnosed with cancerous, precancerous or skin cancer disease. By the time they are in old-age, around 70 or so, they have chances that they will be diagnosed with skin cancer. And it is very well-known to most of us, that country Australia has the highest skin-cancer-case rate in the world. These are the proofs and figures given by Health and Welfare Association of Cancer Registries in country. People in this country are more likely to develop a skin cancer than any other form of cancer. The reason is enough skin exposure in sun and wind. Wind! Yes, some people have misconception that when it is not so sunny outside, they can be worry-free, which is not so true. Even when the day is not so sunny, Ultra Violet rays are present and can still harm skin. So everyone needs to be very-much careful when it comes to take care of their skin. A little or sudden changes in skin can be cancerous. A mole or number of moles on your skin emerged suddenly, can be a symptom that cancer is developing in your skin. It is a call for you to go to see skin-care-expert or your doctor and get full-body-check-up. In NSW, many skin cancer clinics are available and offering variety of medical assistances and services to people fighting with or struggling with skin cancer diseases. There are different types of skin cancer diseases. So a verity of medical assistance, treatments, surgeries along with diagnosing services and full-body-check-ups etc are offered in skin cancer clinics. These clinics have highly experienced reputed and extremely knowledgeable skin-cancer-experts and surgeons. There are other experts also available along with staff members. If a cancerous disease or skin cancer is detected at its early stage, it can be treated completely, significantly. However, precautions come first than detection. If people will take care of skin-protection from harmful UV rays and sunlight and other factors (that can cause skin cancer) such as tanning pills and similar tablets etc, then the risks of detection of skin cancer can be decreased or eliminated. Even if a person is having doubt and changes in skin appears, skin-cancer-doctors and surgeons are always available to give medical assistance.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Skin Cancer Examination

People are becoming more and more aware types of skin cancer, symptoms, causes, screening and diagnosing procedures and treatments. It is important to be informed and to be educated about such type of threatening diseases. Cancerous diseases and skin cancer refers to the abnormal growth or development of tissues or cells in skin. The main cause of skin cancer is skin exposure to sunlight and wind. Ultra Violet Rays are hazardous for skin. Most skin cancer cases (patient’s diagnosed with) are due to enough exposure of skin in sunlight. You must be thinking how come skin exposure to wind can cause skin cancer! Many people have misconception that when it is a sunny day, only then they need to cover their exposed skin or body areas. Actually, even if it not a so sunny day, still UV rays are present and they can harm skin. Using some skin tanning pills or products can increase the risk of skin cancer. Before you go for any such medication, you must, must consult with your doctor. Protecting skin by using skin-care products with sun protection factor, covering exposed body area or skin with clothing or wearing hats and eye-glasses become important to make sure you are not inviting any such threats to your skin. Skin cancer is treated if it is identified at earliest stage. Yes, the sooner a skin cancer is identified and treated, the better your chance of avoiding surgery. And it, significantly, can be treated.  Sooner detection can better chances of avoiding potential disfigurement or even death, in case of a serious melanoma or other skin cancer. Skin Cancer Check becomes imperative. For this, it is vital that you know your skin. Only then you will be able to detect any changes in your skin and then you can decide to go to see medical-professional to get the skin-screening done! As skin cancers rarely hurt and are much more frequently seen than felt, you need to know your skin too closely. You need to develop a habit of checking your skin for new spots and changes to existing freckles or moles, on regular basis. Sudden changes in skin such as growing mole or number of moles looking uneven in color, weird and abnormal, it can be cancerous. You need to immediately go to see skin-care-expert to get the skin-cancer-check-examination done!