Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Skin Cancer Prevention Tips

People are becoming more aware of skin cancer, and pre cancerous and cancerous skin disease. They have started gaining more knowledge about such threatening skin diseases. They know that early detection of skin cancer disease can help curing it completely. Some of them also know that most skin cancers are preventable as well. Prevention comes first then detection! Yes, we can prevent skin cancer diseases by gaining knowledge about it and following the precautions. We can protect ourselves by following these skin cancer prevention tips:

• The main and most common cause of skin cancer is skin exposure to sunlight. Harmful UV rays are hazardous for skin. People know this fact and they are following precautions as well such as they use sunscreen lotion or cream with SPF 30 or more before they go out in sun, or when it is a too sunny day. They cover their exposed body areas with clothing. Also, they wear sunglasses and hats. But, one important point to note here is, even when it is not a too sunny day and sunrays are not so strong, UV rays are present and can harm skin! So it is better to be careful.

• People should avoid tanning beds. Actually tanning beds use light and this light emit UV rays. This can increase the risk of skin cancer.
• Some sun-sensitizing medications such as some common prescription and over-the-counter drugs, including antibiotics, can make skin more sensitive to sunlight. And, it can increase the risk of developing skin cancer.
• One of the most important points that everyone should follow is to check your skin regularly. And, if you report any changes in or to your skin you should without-delay report it to your doctor. You can perform self-skin-cancer-check or examine at home. You need to check for any new skin growths or changes in existing moles, freckles, bumps and birthmarks.

For this, you need to know your skin well. You can simply perform this self-skin-check-examination with the help of mirrors (big and hand-held), proper light-conditions. You need to check your face, neck, ears and scalp and your chest and trunk, and the tops and undersides of your arms and hands. You need to check the front and back of your legs, and your feet, including the soles and the spaces between your toes. All body parts or areas are to be checked and examined, your genital areas as well. You can go to skin-cancer-expert or to your doctor to get the full-body examination done. In NSW, variety of medical assistance and services are offered to all patients (skin cancer patients) by experts in skin cancer clinics.

Monday, 19 January 2015

Skin Cancer – Causes and Precautions

Increasing percentage of patients diagnosing with skin cancer is a wakeup call for all of us to know, understand and to be informed about skin cancer, its causes and preventions. Skin cancer refers to the abnormal development or growth of tissues or cells in skin. Skin cancer diseases are threatening. It becomes important to understand what causes cancerous diseases or pre-cancerous diseases:

• The main cause of skin cancer is skin exposure in direct sunlight. UV rays or ultra violet rays are harmful or better to say hazardous for skin. Most people love to go on beaches and they spend more and more time staying under the sun for longer time! This could be risky! Skin exposure into direct and strong sunlight damage skin, burns it and can increase risk of growing skin cancer disease.
• Tanning booths are one of the causes of skin cancer as well.
• There comes some tanning pills and lotion for skin to get artificial tan on skin (as many people love to have that golden and shiny skin tone). These can be risky and can develop skin cancer!

Above are the common causes of skin cancer. Let’s discuss what precaution we must take care of:

• Avoid skin exposure in direct sunlight. Even when the day is not too sunny, UV rays are present in the atmosphere and these can harm skin.
• Use of sunscreen helps protecting skin from UV rays. Sun protection factor products are useful.
• Covering exposed skin with clothing helps as well.
• It is better to consume any type of tanning pills and using tanning lotion only after you consult with your doctor.
• Avoid tanning booths. These can be risky.
• It is important to know your skin. This would help you finding out any sudden or weird changes appearing in your skin.
• Number of mole or moles, dark spots can be cancerous or pre-cancerous. If you notice any such change, you must immediately seek doctor's help.
• Self skin cancer screening is recommended. If you do not know the proper way to perform skin cancer check at home by your own, you can seek help from your doctor. Expert will guide you and educate you about the same.
• Full body check up at-least once in a year is suggested by medical doctors.
• Early detection of skin cancer can significantly helps in curing the disease. And precautions eliminate even the risk of skin-cancer-detection.There are many skin cancer clinics offering varity of medical assistance right from skin cancer screening, diagnosing and examinations, surgeries and treatments. In clinics, bulk billing for skin cancer check is also provided.

Friday, 16 January 2015

Skin Cancer Clinic in Sydney

Finding a skin cancer clinic can be tough, at times. There are many sources such as you can use internet, you can ask your friends, family members or colleagues for recommendations, you can enquire about it in local-nearby-hospitals as well. Consider some points while choosing a Skin Cancer Clinic in Sydney:

•It is important that in Skin Cancer Clinic, the entire staff including dermatologists, pathologists, surgeons, plastic surgeons, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists, clinician and assistants work as a multidisciplinary team. It is important that they believe in teamwork so that they can make sure to care for people (patients) with skin cancer.

• It is very important that all the professionals and the entire staff in the hospital or clinic are highly experienced, extremely knowledgeable. They must have experience right from diagnosing and treating all types of skin cancer, including common and rare types of the disease.

• It is important to ensure that you are selecting a skin-cancer-care-clinic where experts offer a full range of treatment options. A good skin-cancer-expert or doctor works with patients to review all of their treatment options and choose the treatment that best suits their needs and goals. Make sure that a variety of surgical procedures, including biopsies, wide excisions, surgery, more-extensive operations and plastic surgery  etc are offered. Also, there are some other treatments such as chemotherapy, biological therapy, photodynamic therapy and radiation therapy etc which are offered by a reputed skin cancer clinic.

• Consider making sure that Skin Cancer Clinic follows strict standards and recognizes scientific excellence and a multidisciplinary approach to cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

• Confirm the cost of the treatments, procedures and medical services offered at clinic.

Expert-specialists conduct consultation sessions with patients to listen and thoroughly understand their health issues and concerns. They evaluate patient’s medical history, current health conditions and type of skin cancer diseases. After evaluating all the reports and facts, experts come on the decision and suggest patient to go under the treatment which is best suited for patient. Using internet you can find out the details and information regarding skin cancer clinic in Sydney and about the expert surgeons and doctors offering variety of treatments, procedures, therapies and medical assistance to all skin cancer patients.

Monday, 5 January 2015

Skin Cancer Prevention and Screening Tips

There is a rapid increase in percentage of skin cancer cases. Prevention is better than cure. That is why people must take best care of their skin and prevent it from harmful skin cancer factors. As most skin cancers are preventable, so to protect ourselves, we must follow below skin cancer prevention tips:

•    Tip One: We need to avoid the sun during the middle of the day. It is important to protect to your skin from direct sunlight because strong and direct sunlight emits UV rays which is the main cause of skin cancer.

•    Tip Two: Use sunscreen products such as lotion or cream to protect your skin from harmful sunlight. Make sure you are using a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15.SPF is Sun protection factor. And for complete protection it is better you use a clothing to cover your exposed skin in the sunlight. You can use sunglasses and hat as well.

•    Tip Three: You must avoid tanning beds. This is because the lights used in tanning beds emit UV rays which can actually increase your risk of skin cancer.

•    Tip Four: As we, our skin absorb UV radiation year-round, even when it is not a sunny day, UV rays are present and can harm skin. Be careful!

•    Tip Five: You must avoid the sunburns and suntans because that causes skin damage. And also increase your risk of developing skin cancer.

•    Tip Six: You must be aware of sun-sensitizing medications. There are some common prescription and over-the-counter drugs that can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight. So it is better to ask your doctor before going with any medication. Certain tanning pills and lotions also increase risk of developing skin cancer.

•    Tip Seven: Actually this point is one of the most important considerations. It is very, very much important to keep a check on your skin regularly and in case you find any changes to report it to your doctor. In fact, regular full body check-up in suggested by expert medical doctors so that pre cancerous diseases or symptoms of skin cancer can be detected at early stage and can be treated. Because early detection is helpful in significantly curing skin cancer! Skin cancer body check up is known as skin cancer screening which is done by medical doctor to trace any signs or spots that can be cancerous.