Our sensorial approach to the environment depends very much on our skin meaning that is crucial to protect it especially against skin cancer. Skin is the largest organ of our body. It allows us to feel a the thinnest spider web on our face, the wind and everything we touch.
The most exposed body parts to skin cancer are our face and head, ears, backs of forearms and hands. They are the most likely to develop the disease. According to the head of Coastal Valley Dermatology, Dr. Roya Javid, as we get older our immune system weakens making us more vulnerable in front of any disease.
There are three types of skin cancer: melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, which is the most frequent, and the second most common, squamous cell carcinoma. The last two rarely move around, and you can get rid of them through an outpatient procedure.
The third is way different than the others, as it is lethal and it can spread in the entire body. The biggest chance to get a cure is to detect the disease when it is only on the first layer of the skin. After it reached into the second one, it might go into the lymphatic system and metastasize, just as lung cancer and several other types of cancer that can spread into your body.
According to her, sun radiation is not always the cause of melanoma. You can develop the disease at the bottom of your feet, your eyes or even in areas which are almost never exposed to the sun. Experts still need time to understand how the melanoma cells can multiply so fast.
There is also the fact that some moles are closer to benign, and others are closer to melanoma. Various factors such as where they are and their size determine the diagnose and which type of treatment is needed to stop to disease.
The abnormal moles almost always represent a risk, meaning that it would be better to excise all of them. People who have these types of moles are advised to visit the doctor on a regular basis, because the source, the type and the symptoms of the skin cancer depend on every person.