Friday, February 25, 2011

What is the baseline characteristics of skin cancer? Does this include malignant disease? How do I prevent it? If you have been hit, how to cure?

Originally published in Skin Cancer Pictures

Bumps that occur on the skin there are 3 types, namely benign tumors, pre-cancerous tumors, and malignant tumors. Skin cancer is a malignant skin tumor, of course including malignant diseases that damage the organs of the body to cause death. The cause of skin cancer, most importantly, ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun. UV rays that made it into the skin dermis of skin cell DNA damage. In normal circumstances, the damaged cells
are removed by the body and replaced with healthy new cells. However, because the incoming UV so much so that the body is unable to repair themselves anymore, the damaged cells do not die but rather grow rampant urgent and damaging normal cells. Damage the cells that it is called cancer. Ability to create new cells is its offspring, there is weak and there strong. Therefore, if there is a history of cancer in the family, we should be more vigilant. 

People who are lighter skin color (white) are also more prone to skin cancer because of the color of his skin pigment (melanin) is limited. Skin color pigment is useful to protect skin against UV rays, reflect and absorb UV light so as not to enter and damage the dermis of skin cells.

As a result of human activities in the use of excessive chemicals Freon, the ozone layer in the atmosphere thinned even perforated in several places. Ozone layer is useful to filter UV rays that most cancer-causing (carcinogenic). Now the most dangerous UV rays can reach the surface of the earth because there is a hole in the atmosphere, so that dark-skinned people also can develop skin cancer.

Skin cancer is a type of cancer that affects many in America. Sufferers of last year about 1.3 million people and the number is rising 4-5 percent each year. Unfortunately, because of the knowledge society that is still lacking, many cases go unreported and unpunished. One case dealt with skin cancer who are late to almost all his face is broken, he became news in the media a few months ago. Though these types of skin cancer takes years to become severe and in fact can be treated at an early stage. Due to public ignorance, it seems very late this cancer are handled.

How to prevent skin cancer:

*Avoid exposure to sunlight between the hours of nine o'clock in the morning and four in the afternoon.
*Use sun protection cream or lotion / sunblock / sunscreen / sunblock when exposed to sunlight, a minimum of SPF 15. In a study in Australia found material valuable clothes with SPF 15 to SPF 50.
*Check your own skin regularly, is there a black spot or mole that changes the nature as mentioned above. Always be alert and immediately consult a doctor if worried about his skin.

The principle of treatment of skin cancer are vigilant and act quickly since the initial symptom is half the cure.