Stay protected when your having fun in the sun!
What is skin cancer?
Symptoms of Skin cancer
- A pearly or waxy bump
- A flat, scaly, brown or flesh-colored patch on your back or chest.
- More rarely a white waxy scar
- A firm, red nodule
- A flat sore with a scaly crust
- A new sore or raised area on an old scar or ulcer
- Open sores
- Sores that don't heal
- Spread of pigment from the border of a spot to surrounding skin
- Change in sensation – itchiness, tenderness, or pain
- Swelling beyond the border
Skin cancer can be treated in many different ways. The most common ways of treating skin cancer is by having surgery, During the surgery the affected area is completely removed. Another way is by radio therapy. In this case you are operating on a wider case of skin cancer. These are just some of many treatment options that you can take to treat the skin cancer.
Frequency in population
- Each year in the US, nearly 5 million people are treated for skin cancer
- Over the past three decades, more people have had skin cancer than all other cancers combined
- One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime
Here's is a PSA reminding you how to stay safe in the sun
Made by: Alexa Orozco
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