By: Christen D. 5
Skin cancer is where uncontrolled growths of skin cells. It happens when DNA is damaged to skin cells triggers mutations, or genetic defects, that lead to skin cells to multiply rapidly and form tumors. The easiest way to avoid getting skin cancer is to avoid sun lamps and most importantly the sun. Wear cloths and us a lot of sunscreen if you are going to be outside for a while. Also wear a hat to protect the back side of your neck, eyes, and ears.
I know no one likes to wear sunscreen but it can protect you from get skin cancer later in life. Always use sunscreen that's higher factor of 30. Remember to put sunscreen everywhere the sun rays may be touching you. Also reapply sunscreen every hour. (even when you're swimming.)
The signs of skin cancer include scaly or a crusty part of your skin. Also if you have a sore that won't heal as fast as it normally does. Be sure to check your body for growths, moles, sores, or discoloration of your skin to see any symptoms of skin cancer.
"Cancer is messy and scary. You throw everything at it, but don't forget to throw love at it. It turns out that might be the best weapon of all." - Regina Brett. Its always important to give it your all for cancer. This has definitely changed my future, I don't want skin cancer so I am going to protect my skin.
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