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The Sensitivity of Skin-Related Issues

Jun 17, 2008
Skin cancer, there's no telling when you'll get it (if you'll get it) on top of that it does not inflict pain in developing stages making it difficult for you to detect it right away.

It would be best to search your own body. There is nothing to lose and very little to fear because skin cancer is treatable if found early.

Start by cleaning your body , then you would need to be in a comfortable, well-lighted room a full length mirror, pen and paper and a hand mirror as well.

Check the moles and birthmarks you've always had ever since you were born. If you detect something that wasn't there before, write its location. Even though moles appear randomly in a humans' lifetime, you still can't take the possibility that it may be a developing melanoma.

The truth is that sunburns make your skin more vulnerable to cancer, BUT UV in sunlight damages the skin whether you get sunburned or not. You can still get cancer even if you avoid sunburns.

Yes the skin can heal the visible damage. This is why sunburns lasts for days. But unknown to us there are underlying damages that accumulates with every exposure to the sun, it is long term and may not be seen immediately. So it is advised to use proper protection (sun block, clothing etc), and still limit direct exposure to the sun even  when you are protected.

While it is true that MODERATE exposure to the sun will help in the production of Vitamin D in the skin, it is not advisable to prolong yourself in the sun. Excessive Ultraviolet Rays exposure will most likely raise the risks of you getting skin cancer. A few minutes will do. Eating food rich in vitamin D is a better option.

Acral lentiginous melanoma is the most usual form of melanoma in Asian and Black races.

This kind of melanoma forms on the skin surfaces that have no hair, and usually the parts that are seldom exposed to sunlight but researches have no findings that Acral Melanoma us caused due to the lack of sun exposure.

It is like a black pigmentation that occurs in the palms of the hands, soles of the feet and under the nails (fingers and toes).

When you detect a dark discoloration in your fingernails or toe nail, in your nail folds or any of the areas in your palms or soles it is advised that you seek a dermatologist to have it checked.

Melanomas can be cured if caught early.

Methotraxate is usually administered to people with rheumatoid arthritis, a chronic inflammatory disease which affects 1 percent of adults worldwide. Rheumatoid arthritis often leads to disability and eventually a diminished quality of life, it can also cause an early death as one who acquires it is more to developing cancer.

MTX is believed to be carcinogenic because of numerous reports about patients getting lymphoma after being treated by MTX. And the surprising thing is, tumors disappeared when the patients stopped taking the drug.
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