Skin Cancer

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What is Skin Cancer?

It is an ugly looking and cruel skin condition usually in the form of a tumor which is clearly visible. Many factors can cause skin cancer. The most common factor is long-term exposure to the sun or regular sunburns. Since the tumor appears on the epidermis, the outer most layer of skin, most skin cancers can be detected in early stages.

What Parts of the Body Get Affected First?

The following parts of the body usually get affected first in the case of skin cancer. The body parts are mentioned below in a way that you can also utilize for checking yourself for signs of skin cancer.

Look into the mirror and scrutinize the back and front of your body.

Check the sides by raising your left and right arms.

Observe your palms, forearms, underarms, and upper arms carefully.

Check the area between the soles and toes of your feet.

Examine the backs of your feet.

Carefully examine the back of your neck and scalp. Checking through your hair can be time consuming, but it is worth it.

In last check your private parts.

Is Skin Cancer Avoidable?

It certainly is. Follow the preventive measures and make sure you never get skin cancer.
Applying an anti UVA and UVB rays sunscreen with SPF or sun-protection factor at least 15 before going out under the sun can surely help in avoiding skin cancer.

Avoiding excessive sunbathing is another good preventive measure.
Tanning salons should be avoided in order to avoid skin cancer.

Wearing a broad-brimmed hat, sunglasses, and shirt whenever out in the sun is a good habit that greatly help in preventing skin cancer.
The time between 11:00am and 3:00pm is usually the hottest part of the day in most regions. You should avoid leaving indoors within these times as much as possible.