Understanding Skin Cancer

Understanding Skin Cancer


Understanding Skin Cancer is important to differentiate it form other skin problems: 

- The uncontrolled growth of abnormal skin cells is know as Skin cancer.

- Most skin cancers are slow growing.

- it's easy to recognize

- Most skin cancers are caused by too much exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays, emitted from the sun.

- Their are two Types of Skin Cancers : 1) Non-Melanomas. 2) Caucasian population

- Cancers are most often found in areas that get exposed to a lot of sun, such as the head, neck, and arms, but they can occur elsewhere. Look for new growths, spots, bumps, patches, or sores that don't heal after 2 to 3 months.

- Nearly all skin cancers are preventable by limiting unprotected exposure to the sun.

- Most skin cancers can be treated successfully if detected

Limit your sun exposure during 10am-4pm, cover up your skin, especially your arms and legs. Wear a wide brimmed hat to protect eyes, ears, and face. Wear wrap-around sunglasses. Use sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher, and be sure to reapply. Avoid artificial sources of UV light (tanning beds)

About Dr. Nitin Jain

Dr. Nitin Jain MBBS , MD - Dermatology , DNB (Plastic Surgery) , DDV , F.C.P.S.(Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy) Dermatologist , Dermatosurgeon , 15 Years Experience as skin specialist and in Hair transplant surgeries