HCA240-screport - Skin cancer is the most common form of...

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Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer we have here in the United States. Most shockingly there are over two million people that are diagnosed with this preventable disease on a yearly basis. There are many forms of skin cancer. Some of them are melanoma, the most common, basil cell carcinoma, actinic keratosis, Kaposi sarcoma and squamous cell carcinoma. There is only one main cause of skin cancer, exposure to UVB and UVA rays. There are many risk factors to include. Let’s start with heredity. People of the north European descent that are faired skin are more susceptible to getting cancer. Another key factor that plays a role in skin cancer is our environment with the depletion of the Ozone Layer. Other factors to include are multiple moles. Look for the ones that look different with a strange coloring. Exposure to arsenic or coal compounds, elevation and latitude, repeated exposure to x-rays and scars or burns from previous diseases.
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