Avoiding Skin Cancer

While skin cancer is often caused by UV radiation (around 90% of non-melanoma skin cancers being caused by it), you’re never too old or too tanned to start avoiding skin cancer. Genetic damage in the skin caused by sun exposure permanently increases your chances of skin cancer so the sooner you start avoiding skin cancer the better. Here are a few things you can start acting on, in order to immediately start reducing your risk of getting skin cancer:

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Exams, Screenings and Early Detection

There are many factors that can influence the risk of cancer in an individual. Whether it is sunburns and melanoma, smoking and the lungs, or nitrates and the kidneys/pancreas, there are many human activities that are known to increase the risk of cancer. Cancer symptoms and warning signs may not always be apparent: it’s one of the reasons many cancers are often not caught at an early stage. Without exams and screenings, cancer can often develop into a late stage, before signs become apparent. It is because of this that awareness around exams and screenings is so important.

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