Skin Cancer Symptoms and Optimal Prevention Methods

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Skin cancer is the growth of cancer cells found on the skin of the face. Usually the cause of the appearance of this cancer on the face is different. This cancer usually occurs in the layers of basal cells, melanocytes, and squamous cells that grow around the outer layer of skin or epidermis. Although malignant, this cancer is usually a small risk of causing death because generally the cancer in the skin does not grow to vital organs such as the lungs or heart.

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Causes of Symptoms of Skin Cancer

Cancer of the facial skin generally divided into two groups, namely melatonic (melanoma) and non-melatonic. For non-melatonic itself it divided again into squamous cell carcinoma and basalioma or basal cell carcinoma. The most common skin cancer is basalioma but its growth is rather slow. Symptoms of this cancer originate from tumors that arise around the facial skin, such as the eyelids, nose, forehead and lip skin. These basaloma cancer cells usually begin with the growth of small gray shiny red nodules, but there are also blackish ones caused by pigments.

These skin cancer cells are usually pearls such as scars or waxes. The squamous cell carcinoma itself usually appears also in the face, ears, and lips to the hands. The characteristics are like hard red pimples, and facial skin that feels scaly. For melanoma itself is shaped like dark spots or spots, it can also be in the form of a mole whose size is getting bigger. The rate of this type of cancer usually classified as severe or malignant because it can cause festering and bleeding wounds. However, this cancer does not appear on the face and usually on the legs, neck and back.

If you feel the symptoms of this cancer as described you should immediately consult a doctor, to avoid an increasingly malignant cancer that can be fatal. As for one of the causes of this cancer is exposure to UV light continuously so that it has a bad effect on us.


How to Prevent Skin Cancer

As previously stated, the factor that causes skin cancer is sun exposure. So prevention of this cancer itself is by avoiding direct exposure to sunlight, especially sun exposure that occurs at nine in the morning until four in the afternoon. You must also be aware of every place you have just visited to avoid negative changes that occur on your skin. You also have to be observant of the changes that occur on the skin, if there are spots that feel itchy to bleed then you should immediately consult a dermatologist.

Not only do you protect your face, but you also have to protect the area around your eyes and lips. If indeed sun exposure is too hot, you should use glasses to protect your eyes and use lip balm to keep your lips moist. This cancer can also happen to anyone and any age, so you also need to be aware when children go out of the house and heat up in the sun. This is because their skin is more sensitive than adults. Limit all outdoor activities to prevent your child.

You should use a protector if the sun is too hot to protect your skin from UV exposure. You can also protect your skin by using UV light cream that has SPF 30 content, wears a long-sleeved shirt, wear a wide hat, and other protectors every day. Don’t allow yourself to come into direct contact with sun exposure. In addition, when you swim, you should not forget about the day cream for the SPF 30 formula to protect the skin and maintain moisture.

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