May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Skin cancer is one of the most common types of cancer, with over one million people diagnosed each year, and accounts for about 50% of all types of cancers diagnosed combined.

Skin cancer is a preventable cancer. More than 90% of the disease is causes by excessive exposure to the UV rays. To prevent the disease, all it takes is being UV ray savvy and understand that UV rays of the any sources can be the causes of skin cancers. Thus, be cautious on exposure to these rays from being outdoors, tanning booths, and even through your car or home windows.

Another prevention procedure is early diagnosis. Beware of the skin malignant tumor warning signs: ABC

A: Asymmetry – Unequal or asymmetric mole is suspicious.
B: Border – Irregular or indistinct mole border is suspicious.
C: Color – More than one color or shade within a mole is suspicious.

If malignant skin tumor doesn’t spread to other parts of the body, it can be cured completely. It is important to diagnose malignant tumor early. Pay attention to any skin cancer warning signs. With timely diagnosis, early surgery is possible to remove the tissue and prevent the cancer spreading to internal organs of human body. Without skin cancer cells migrating to other parts of human body, the damage of cancer is minimal.

Sunshine is nature’s best gift to human being and brings us enormous benefits. Meanwhile, please enjoy the gift vigilantly and make efforts to prevent any potential damage to your body from the sun.

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

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