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"Skin Cancer" - what do we "really" know?

So unfortunately . . . the "older" that we get . . . the greater risk we are of getting "skin cancer".

Why you ask???

Well . . . this is due to "skin cancer" being "undetected" for 10 or more years in our body.

You see . . . science says . . . most "skin cancers" are caused by exposure to the sun . . . and this may be long term exposure or from getting an intense sun burn in our younger years.

This ultraviolet light from the sun . . . can damage the DNA in our skin's cells. And this damage has the ability to "fester" for years before it shows up on our skin.

So this is why many of us have this form of cancer . . . late in life . . . many, many years after we were sun-worshipper . . . or . . . we had a job out in the elements.

So who's more likely to be diagnosed with "skin cancer"???

Well . . . the average age of most people when diagnosed is . . . 65 years young . . .

But . . . we are now seeing that "melanoma" is becoming more common in young adults . . . younger than the age of 30.

And who is more "prone" to getting "skin cancer"???

Well again . . . unfortunately . . . "skin cancer" rates are "higher" in women than in men before the age of 50

And it's estimated that "melanoma" will affect 1 in 27 men . . . and . . . 1 in 40 women in their lifetime.

So next question . . . what are the "warning signs" of "skin cancer"???

Well . . . that would be . . .

Fatigue or extreme tiredness that doesn't get better with rest

Vision problems

Changes in our fingernails or toenails (remember we spoke of this the other day)

Changes in the appearance of a mole

Skin changes after a mole has been removed

Itchiness or oozing of a sore

A sore that won't go away

Or a scaly patch of skin

So tomorrow . . . let's continue to discover "why" we get "skin cancer" and how we can help to prevent it.

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