Skin Cancer

What it is,when you get it,how you get it,where you get it

Symptoms and,what skin cancer is.

Skin cancer is the abnormal growth of skin cells,this often develops on parts of the skin that are exposed to the sun. If you have Actinic Keratoses this could be a early of sign skin cancer,moles can also turn into skin cancer,the moles that turn into skin cancer are often irregularly shaped,also if your moles have multiple colors, or if one is larger then a pencil eraser these can all turn into skin cancer.

How to handle it

How to reduce your risk of skin cancer,and treatments

Try to be out of the sun from about 10:00am-4:00pm,this is when the sun's rays are the strongest. While you are outside you need to have on sunscreen that's at least 30SPF. Wear a hat, sunglasses, and cover up with clothing. If you notice any changes to your skin like new moles, call a doctor as soon as possible. A treatment is Mohs Micrographic surgery, Radiation, or laser surgery. These are a few of the many skin cancer treatments.
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How you get skin cancer

Radiation from the suns ultraviolet rays are the main cause of skin cancer, one of the main reasons people get skin cancer is due to over exposure to the sun. Another way you can get skin cancer is by spending lots of your time in tanning beds. Another way is when a close relative has had skin cancer in the past. Skin cancer is diagnosed most frequently between the age of 15 and 29.

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Skin Cancer Presentation

Editorial

I think skin cancer is a very dangerous disease, but the good thing is it can be treated in multiple ways. If you find skin cancer early on you have a high chance of getting rid of the cancer.