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    Default Best practices to avoid skin cancer

    One simple thing one can do (besides always using a good UVA/UVB sunblock lotion) is to wear a wide brimmed hat when out in the sun.
    The edges of your ears are a prime location for the development of skin cancers. Because of the increased blood supply and tissue structure, skin cancers located on the edges of the ear are hard to treat and cure. Cancers located on the edges of the ear also tend to spread inward quickly more quickly than a skin cancer located on the body trunk. Wearing a brimmed hat besides suntan lotion will stop this particular risk factor completely.

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    apply a UV rays protection to your skin every time you go under the sun..and don't let yourself be heat under the sun at around 8am to 3pm to avoid skin cancer

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    Be sure that you apply good sunscreen to your skin even in the winter time if you are out in the sun for over 30 minutes are the new recommendations to prevent any type of skin cancer or melanoma.
    Prolonged exposure to the sun really increases your chances of getting skin cancer. It is totally preventable. Remember to keep sunscreen on your children all the time as well. Their skin is much more sensitive than ours is.

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    Skin cancers commonly appear around the eyes. Melanoma can even appear in iris.

    So, wear 100% UV protecting glasses when exposed to strong sunlight, also during skiing or driving.

    I'm not sure about properties of glass on car's windows, but someone reported repeating skin cancer on his left arm - from driving from the job to home on sunny days for several years.

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    The skin protects the body against heat and light, injury, and infection. It also helps regulate body temperature, stores water and fat, and produces vitamin D. The skin is the body’s largest organ and is made up of two main layers: the outer epidermis and the inner dermis.

    There are 3 types of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma (together referred to as nonmelanoma skin cancer), and melanoma. The outer layer of the skin is made up of squamous cells. Basal cells are found below the squamous cells. Melanocytes are in the deepest layer of epidermis. Melanoma develops from melanocytes.

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    People who want to minimize their risk of skin cancer can do so by following these skin care recommendations:

    * Beware of sores that are not healing. People may think a sore or pimple is persistent, but it may be more serious and possibly an early form of skin cancer.

    * Monitor your moles. Melanoma usually develops in a pre-existing mole. Closely monitoring moles for changes in size, shape, color and number can help. If any change is noted, a physician should be consulted immediately.

    * Be cautious of bleeding and scabbing. Any area of the skin that is bleeding, scabbing or releasing fluids is extremely dangerous and a physician should be consulted immediately.

    * Monitor exposure to the sun. The more sun exposure, the greater risk of skin cancer. People who work outside or individuals who live in tropical climates must understand they are not immune to the sun and that the application of sunscreen is vital throughout the year. The sun is just as damaging to the skin during the winter months as it is in the summer months.

    * Know your genes. If there is a history of skin cancer in your family and you have light hair and light eyes, you are at a greater risk for skin cancer and should always protect yourself with sunscreen.

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    nice thank you for sharing

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    One should avoid sunburn by using protective clothing. Cosmetic products like sun screen cream can also be used if there is a daily sunlight exposure.

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    How to avoid skin cancer??? Don`t so much on sun light and that 70% less possibility to get cancer. I read this on some doctor`s blog. I hope this helped to anyone..

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    It's known that 80% of lifetime sun exposure is acquired before age 18. This makes taking sensible precautions in childhood and adolescence the prime preventive measure.

    Here are 4 "Safe Sun" guidelines that are sponsored by the American Academy of Family Physicians:

    * Avoid exposure to sunlight when the sun is strongest, that is between 10 am and 4 pm.
    * Apply a sunscreen or sunblock protection, even on cloudy days. The sun protection factor (SPF) must be 15 or greater. Put it on 30 minutes before you go into the sun, everywhere the sun might touch you (even ears and back of the neck). Men shouldn't forget any areas of baldness. Add more sunscreen if you are sweating a lot or swimming.
    * Dress sensibly. Wear a wide-brimmed hat -- baseball caps won't do, as they allow exposure of the back of the neck and the tops of the ears. Sunglasses that block both UV-A and UV-B rays are important, and they can protect you from cataracts as well. Protective clothing (e.g. tightly woven fabrics and long-sleeved shirts) are necessary when exposure cannot be avoided.
    * Don't try to get a suntan, and don't use tanning salons.

    Early diagnosis improves the likelihood of a successful cure enormously. And the greatest delay in diagnosis has been shown to be due to late presentation of patients to their physicians, rather than misdiagnosis. So increased awareness of the possibility of skin lesions is paramount.

    There is some disagreement among experts as to the right frequency for full-body examination by a physician. A good compromise is for everyone to examine themselves all over once a month, with an annual inspection by a physician after the age of 40. (Of course, if there are potential risk factors, such as a family history, examinations should start earlier and be more frequent). Annual examinations offer an opportunity for the dermatologist to remove any actinic keratosis lesions.


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