Every summer we dream about the perfect tan. Attention, however, to the price you may pay for that golden skin.
The number of skin cancer cases has increased at alarming rates (exceeding those of cervical cancer). And more worrying is that the sun is not our only enemy, and areas exposed to this type of cancer are increasingly numerous. Detected in the incipient state, the rate of survival after surgery is 99%, but what happens when melanoma is located in areas difficult to reach and not visible? What can happen it you find out too late?!
You must know that there is more then one type of skin cancer, actually there are 3 types: basal cell carcinoma, squama cell carcinoma, and melanoma. The first two types are not so harming, and, if discovered early, you can fight easily with the illness. Melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer, which affects deeper layers of the skin and has the potential to spread into other tissues of the body.
If you thought until now, that the sun is your number one enemy, let me tell you that there are more factors you should be afraid of. Recent studies have revealed these causes for skin cancer: Solar tanning, reducing the ozone layer and a poor immune system.
The fastest and safest way to trace the cancer is the periodical examination. You must pay very much attention to any changes that you can see in these areas: axilla, genital area, oral cavity, nose, eyelids, toes and the hands, breasts, scalp and even feet and palms.