Summer’s coming again. Blessed outdoors, flowers in the garden, birds singing early in the rising early morning. Lovely but exposing us to the sun and UVB and UVA rays can cause changes deep inside the cells and damage the DNA. The skin is our largest organ. It protects other organs inside our body. That’s why we have to take good care of this part of our body. It gives us protection from the outside. Especially in all kinds of weather conditions.
The definition of cancer is: Disease in which cell division is disturbed. Cells that do not specialize during the growth phase but divide uncontrollably further form a tumour. Some forms of skin cancer are relatively easy to cure but unfortunately others, such as a melanoma, can be life-threatening.
That is why it is very important to detect these spots at an early stage.
Excessive sunbathing can be dangerous. Therefore, seek out the shade and do not go into the sun between 11.00 and 15.00 hours.
Protect children and yourself with sunglasses, hat and T-shirt.
Do not put babies and young children in the sun directly.
Choose a good sun protection adapted to your skin type. Apply liberally and very regularly.
Anyone can get a melanoma. Risks are greater with light skin, genetic factors and sunburn. Early detection is crucial for healing.
Beware of a birthmark: when it grows rapidly, it will spontaneously get blood, red rim and itching. Then go to the doctor for a check-up. He will then test the spot with the ABCDE method.
A = Asymmetry
B = Border ( edge )
C = Colour ( colour )
D = Diameter
E = Evolution