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What Does Your Doctor Want You to Know About Skin Cancer?

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Although skin cancer is one of the most common types of cancer, it also is one of the most preventable.

So, what are the most important things you should know about skin cancer?

  • Melanoma might be the least common form of skin cancer, but it is the most lethal.
  • The rate of melanoma increases by 6% each year.
  • Melanoma affects both men and women.
  • It doesn’t matter how old you are:  Although skin cancer tends to be more common as people age, it is possible that it appears at any age.
  • Race and color do not matter: Black, white, Hispanic or any other skin color can all get skin cancer.
  • You shouldn’t wait to get checked: If you see any type of symptom such as: a growing mole, an unusual looking mole or dark mark on your skin, or if you get a sunburn, make sure to see a doctor and get checked out right away.
  • Keep your eyes open: Get your moles checked and have your family members checked frequently.
  • Protect your skin: Apply sun screen and avoid long time exposure in the sun.
  • Stay stress free: Studies have shown that anxiety plays a significant role in cancer. Therefore it is better to avoid stress, and be more relaxed.

 

Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with melanoma? See if you qualify for IMMUNOe’s clinical study on Melanoma today!

 

Source: http://www.healthline.com/health/skin-cancer/things-the-doctor-wants-you-to-know-about-skin-cancer

 

 

* Melanoma might be the least common form of skin cancer, but it is the most lethal.

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