Risk Behaviors For Skin Cancer
Lots, of exposure to sunlight, ultraviolet rays, or artificial sunlight.
Skin color, skin fairness (freckly, tans poorly, burns easily, etc.), eye color (blue or green), age (over 50), and hair color (blond or red).
Arsenic exposure, radiation treatment exposure, genetic mutations, skin cancer history, and a weakened immune system.
Symptoms of Skin Cancer
1. A rough, red, pink, or brown, raised, scaly patch on the skin that may be flat or raised.
2. Cracking or peeling of the lower lip that is not helped by lip balm
Peeling or cracking skin
Areas of the skin that are...
1. Raised, smooth, shiny, and look pearly.
2. Firm and look like a scar, and may be white,
yellow, or waxy.
3. Raised, and red or reddish-brown.
4. Scaly, bleeding or crusty.
Treatment For Skin Cancer
Treatment depends on the stage of the cancer. If the cancer's gotten out of control, there is no real hope. If detected early though, and with more discoveries found everyday, some treatment options include...
2. Radiation therapy (weird, because radiation
CAUSES types of skin cancer)
4. Photo dynamic therapy
5. Biologic therapy
6. Targeted therapy
7. Creams or ointments
8. Laser Surgery
Preventing Skin Cancer
To decrease your chances of getting skin cancer...
1. Avoid lots of exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation.
2. Wear sunscreen to protect your skin from UV radiation.
3. Check your skin frequently for abnormal changes (early detection is vital)
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