Unfortunately, skin cancer exists in different forms and can be deadly. To be on top of your skin health and avoid cancer there are things that can be done. Checking your entire body for moles and lesions is a great way to stay on top of skin cancer. ABCDE is an acronym for things to look for when checking the body. ABCDE stands for asymmetry, borders, color, diameter, and evolving. You will want to look at each of these aspects when looking at a suspicious mole or skin legion.
- The most deadly of all skin cancers is melanoma and although it is less than one percent of all the reported skin cancers cases, it kills more often.
- When melanoma wants to develop no site in the body is left untouched because it can even develop in places that do not see the sun.
- One important thing to do regarding skin cancer is to check the skin regularly and this includes the soles of the feet.
“Skin cancer occurs when abnormal skin cells grow excessively, and is most often caused by ultraviolet radiation from the sun.”