Monday, July 20, 2009

The beginning of skin cancer

Are you a sun lover and love to spend time basking in the sun? Are you crazzzy about the trendy tanned look? Are you fair skinned and have freckles? Do you have light colored eyes - blue or green? Do you have more than 50 moles on your body? Does your family tree have a skin cancer history? Are you exposed to excessive X-rays in your work? Have you had a recent disease or organ transplant that requires suppressing your immune system? Are you exposed to chemicals like asphalt, paraffin wax, coal tar, arsenic etc. during the course of your work?

If you answered Yes to any of the above questions then take another look at yourself and check for lesions or changes in your skin (mostly face, neck, shoulder, back and arms). Apply the ABCD rule to examine these lesions.

A- Asymmetry
B- Border
C- Color
D- Diameter

Check out this adjoining You Tube Video to learn how to examine yourself for Skin Cancer.

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