Where is skin cancer most common on the body?

Published 2 days ago, by Roeland Pater

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, with 2 and 3 million non-melanoma skin cancers and 132,000 melanoma skin cancers occurring globally each year, according to the World Health Organization. Knowing where skin cancer normally appears and the warning signs can help you stay safe as early detection significantly increases chances of survival.

Learn about the most common forms of skin cancer below and where they usually show up on the body.

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How skin cancer is treated

Published 8 days ago, by Roeland Pater

If you have been diagnosed with skin cancer you will be discussing treatment options with your doctor. Of course this depends on the type of skin cancer, the stage, and other factors. But it’s good to know which treatment options are commonly available and what they mean. In this article we will describe how skin cancer is treated for the different types of skin cancer – where we will make the distinction between non-melanoma (basal cell carcinoma & squamous cell carcinoma) and melanoma skin cancer. As the treatment options for those types can be specific.

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Why you should use sun protection year-round

Published 11 days ago, by Roeland Pater

It’s easy to remember skin protection when the sun is out or when you’re headed to a beach holiday, but on the cloudy days or during the winter doldrums, it’s harder to remember. But even when the sun is hiding, it can still do damage. That’s why skin protection is something to stay vigilant about year-round, on the gray days too. We explore exactly why that is below and share some tips for keeping your skin safe.

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It's time for your end of summer skin check

Published 14 days ago, by Roeland Pater

For one half of the world, the summer is now really coming to an end. And with that also ends days full of sunshine. As much as you might like the sun there is a downside as well. You might be aware of it, but the sun is the biggest cause of skin cancer in the world. Which means that the sun just had a few months (or weeks, depending on where you live) to cast down those warm rays that also can cause a lot of problems. So as the summer is coming to an end, it’s time to find out what the impact on your skin has been.

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