Tips and Information About the Prevention of Skin Cancer
You are not helpless when it comes to preventing skin cancer. There are things that you can do to prevent it or recognize it as early as you can.
Things you can do to reduce your risk of getting skin cancer:
- Seek Shade
Shade is not only the best place to go in the heat of the midday sun, but one of the safest places to be for you skin.
- Wear protective gear
If you know you're going to be spending time in the sun, there are some things you can take along to protect your skin and eyes.
- Use sunscreen
A little bit of cream, spray, or gel can save your skin.
- Keep kids out of the sun
Children are in more danger than any other group when in the sun. Therefore they need special protection.
- Self Exam
The best way to catch cancer before it catches you, is to discover it early. Take advantage of the fact that your skin is the most visible organ of the body and check it regularly.
- Follow up
If you have had skin cancer or precancerous lesions in the past you need to take special care and visit a dermatologist regularly.