Preventing Skin Cancer

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Skin cancer is the broad term for several different kinds of malignant skin growths, not to be confused with warts or rashes. They may present themselves in similar ways, but only a doctor can tell for sure if a minor skin growth is actually a harbinger of a life-threatening illness. Learn more below about the many facets of America’s most common cancer.

Kinds of Skin Cancer

Basal Cell Carcinoma
Squamous cell carcinoma

Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans
Paget’s disease
Kaposi’s sarcoma

Causes of Skin Cancer

Ultra-Violet Radiation

-Ultra Violet A
-Ultra Violet B
-Ultra Violet C

Suntanning and tanning booths
Genetic Factors in Skin Cancer
Gorlin Syndrome
Prolonged Exposure to Chemicals

Risk Factors and Symptoms

Skin Cancer Risk Factors
Skin Cancer Symptoms
Stages of Non-melanoma Skin Cancer

Skin Cancer Treatment and Prevention

Skin Cancer Treatment
Radiation Therapy
Early Detection of Skin Cancer
Skin Cancer Prevention

While there are several different kinds of skin cancer, with varying degrees of treatment success, the commonality between them all, is prevention. Skin Cancer is almost always preventable, placing the onus of responsibility on each individual. If a battle of life and death can be won by the regular application of SPF 30, it seems a worthwhile precaution for us all.

David Christian

David Christian studied Philosophy at Cardinal Glennon College in St. Louis, MO and served in the US Army. He is the Head Writer, Subject Matter Expert and Dr. Coordinator at Find out more about David here.

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