The skin is the largest organ of the body and it is almost always ignored or abused.

Interestingly, the skin plays a number of important functions that can only be maintained with a proper skincare regimen. For one, it is the skin that gives us the sense of touch that sends powerful signals to the brain.

It serves as a protective barrier that prevents harmful bacteria from entering the body.

Perspiration also brings out excess water or salts away from the body via the skin. At the same time, sweating is the skin’s way of maintaining the body’s normal temperature.

Along with breast cancer, skin cancer is among the most common cancers in the world.

It includes 3 types: basal cell, squamous cell and melanoma. It is caused mainly by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation.

What are the 4 ways that can prevent skin cancer effectively?

1. Always wear sunscreen

The most common types of skin cancers are related to cumulative sun exposure. Protecting yourself from the sun is imperative.

No matter what time of year it is, you should always wear sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 when you are outside.

Cancer is the most dreaded disease for humans and the tumor which develops in our body squeezes all your energy and happiness out of you.

Worldwide millions of people die due to cancer. There are so many researchers that have been trying to find a cure for the disease and to eradicate its existence in the human body at the very moment it gets traced.

The government has been spending a lot of money on research and the development of better cures and medicines.

Cancer is nothing but a tumor which occurs in the human body and keeps spreading rapidly over the affected parts. There are many types of cancer.

As the long, cold winter ends, many people start shedding their clothes. But what people don’t realize is that this is the wrong thing to do.

Why? The sun poses many threats – above and beyond being burned.

1. Sunburn

It’s important to understand how sun exposure can burn your skin.

UV radiation is divided into the UVA, UVB, and UVC sub-bands.

Ozone in the Earth’s atmosphere filters out a portion of this before it reaches the planet’s surface.

UVC is almost entirely eliminated by the atmosphere, but enough UVA and UVB penetrate it in large enough quantities that sunburn can occur in less than 15 minutes.

In America alone, hundreds of thousands of people are diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma every year?

It is the second most common form of skin cancer and can be cured very easily in addition to basal cell carcinoma – as long as it has no chance of spreading.

The metastasis of squamous cell carcinoma, on the other hand, is not so easy to cure and treat efficiently.

Before metastasis, cancerous growth can often be removed with a simple surgical procedure in the doctor’s office. While there are few cases that metastasize each year, in these cases a significant number of patients die from the disease.

Skin cancer is the abnormal growth of skin cells. It is a common cancer that can form on any part of the body, but it often occurs on sun-exposed skin.

The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can damage the DNA in your skin cells over time, resulting in the growth of cancerous cells.

Anyone can get skin cancer, but some things can increase a person’s risk.

Risk factors include having:

1. lighter skin
2. a history of sunburns
3. a personal or family history of skin cancer

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