Skin Cancer Prevention
many type of cancer, skin cancer can be prevented. In fact, nearly 90% of skin cancers could be prevented by
simply protecting the skin from ultraviolet rays. The following steps can help you prevent all types of skin
- Avoid tanning beds
- tanning beds degage UVA
rays that can penetrate into your skin and causes precancerous skin lesions, which can turn into
cancer. Avoid them as long as you can.
- Regular medical visit - If you have been treated with melanoma, it is
recommended that you see your doctor every six months for two years and then annually. These preventive
measures are needed to detect a recurrence of the disease.
- Check your skin regularly – it is important to regularly check your skin to
detect skin changes or changes in your moles. This is even more important if you have been diagnosed with
- Avoid sun exposure – prolonged exposure to sunlight is the main risk
factor for melanoma and therefore avoid them should be your first step in preventing skin cancer. In
general, it is good to:
protective clothing and a hat when you walk under the sun
exposure between 10 am and 4 pm
protective sunscreen (20 index, at least) - renew it every two hours and after swimming.
Skin Cancer Survival Rates