More and more people are getting diagnosed with skin cancer. The graph is increasing! There are forms of skin cancer. The deadliest form of skin cancer is known as melanoma. With the most common forms of skin cancer that are basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma people are diagnosed. These two forms of skin cancer are categorized under non-melanoma skin cancer. Luckily, non-melanoma skin cancers are curable if these are detected at early stage. Early detection and treatment of the disease that is pre cancerous or cancerous are very important. It becomes very significant that people should gain knowledge and information about this type of disease. They should be educated about causes, symptoms and detection and precautions.
•Causes are: Enough skin exposure in sunlight. Sunrays are hazardous for skin. UV rays present in sunlight damage skin cell and higher the risk of developing skin cancer. Tanning bed and booths are causes too. Tanning pills and supplements can develop skin cancer as well.
•Symptoms are: skin cancer cannot be felt actually, it can be noticed! It does not pain at initial stage. If you notice any sudden change in skin, such as growing moles that look weird, brown or dark spot; you must not avoid it and seek for medical attention.
•Precautions: Avoid direct contact of skin to sunlight. Cover your exposed skin when you go out in sun. Even when the day is not too sunny, UV rays are present in the atmosphere so better to take best care of your skin. Cover your skin with clothing, wear sunglass and hat. Apply sunscreen lotion with sun protection factor before going out in the sun. Avoid tanning booths and bed; avoid tanning lotion and pills (better to consult with physician or doctor before consumption).
•Detection: it is very important to keep a check on your skin! It is you who will first notice any change only then you can decide if you need medical attention. You need to know your own skin. It is important to perform self-skin test at home. It is simple to perform. With the help of hand held mirror, full size mirror and proper light conditions, you can perform full body skin check at home. If you are unable and unsure of doing that, you can go to doctor’s clinic to get the full body examination done also known as skin-cancer screening. It is done to trace if there are any traces of skin cancer. Expert will perform skin cancer screening test for you.