Understanding Skin Cancer


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Understanding Skin Cancer

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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)

Dr. Nitin Jain

Dr. Nitin Jain

Skin Specialist and Dematologist at Skin Specialist clinic
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
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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