Protecting Your Skin Against Skin Cancer...
Our risk of getting skin cancer is real. Current estimates are that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer. You can prevent and detect skin cancer:
- Seek shade, cover up, and wear sunscreen.
- Look for new or changing spots on your skin.
- See us if you spot anything changing, itching, or bleeding.
What is Skin Cancer?
Skin cancer is an abnormal growth of skin cells. It most often develops on areas of the skin exposed to the sun’s rays. Skin cancer affects people of all colors and races, although those with light skin who sunburn easily have a higher risk.
There are three types of skin cancer that account for nearly 100% of all diagnosed cases: basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and melanoma.
What does Skin Cancer look like?
The most common warning sign of skin cancer is a change to your skin.
And the most common change is something growing on your skin. This growth can appear on the skin in many ways.