Friday, February 25, 2011

Melanoma Sunscreen Effective Deterrent

Originally published in Skin Cancer Pictures

When the sun or out of the house we can use sunscreen every day of her area of the head, neck, arms and hands so as to reduce the chances of developing melanoma by 50%. In a study in Australia, researchers share more than 1,600 white adults aged 25-75 years into 2 groups. 1 group was asked to wear sunscreen every day in the area of the head, neck, hands and arms during the 5 years between 2002 to 2006. While other
groups were asked to use sunscreen just as often as they want.
Researchers then kept in touch with study participants during the next 10 years by sending them an annual questionnaire or two times a year. During that period, 11 people who use sunscreen every day are diagnosed with melanoma, compared with 22 people in the group who did not wear sunscreen every day.

Sunscreen also seems to protect against invasive melanoma, which is difficult to cure than melanoma superficial because the disease has spread to the deeper skin layers. Only three people in the group user sunscreen every day to develop one of several types of invasive melanoma compared with 11 people in the group of users who do not sunscreen every day, with differences up to 73%.

Melanoma accounting for only about 5 percent of cases of skin cancer, but melanoma is the leading cause of death from skin cancer. In the United States, nearly 69,000 people diagnosed with melanoma each year with a mortality rate of 8.600. Dermatology experts have long advocated the use of sunscreen to prevent sunburn and protect against basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell, which is a type of skin cancer is more common than melanoma.