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...

1. Surgery

2. Radiation therapy (weird, because radiation 

     CAUSES types of skin cancer)

3. Chemotherapy

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)

Works Cited

Hosted by the National Cancer Institute: https://www.cancer.gov/types/skin/patient/skin-prevention-pdq 

Hosted by the National Institute of Health:


Hosted by Mayo Clinic:


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Skin Cancer

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