Tag: UVA

What you should know about squamous cell carcinoma

What you should know about squamous cell carcinoma

Squamous cells are found in the surface of the skin and in the lining of the organs and passages of the digestive and respiratory tracks. Squamous cell carcinoma is a cancer that begins in these cells. Under a microscope these cells have an appearance similar to fish scales. This is where is get its name [...]

November 12, 2012 More
The Relationship Between Tanning Salons and Skin Cancer

The Relationship Between Tanning Salons and Skin Cancer

About 50% of American adults will be diagnosed with skin cancer each year. Much study has been done by the medical community to reduce this startling statistic. They insist that some skin cancers are preventable provided that people, especially those with light skin, take steps to protect themselves from harmful sunlight radiation. But the current [...]

November 12, 2012 More
What You Need to Know About Skin Cancer Prevention

What You Need to Know About Skin Cancer Prevention

Whether you know it or not, you need to protect yourself from the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun at all times no matter what season it is. This is true whether it is an over cast day or a beautiful cloudless day. Protecting yourself is just as important in winter with snow on the [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Skin Cancer – Squamous cell carcinoma

Skin Cancer – Squamous cell carcinoma

The first form of skin cancer is called actinic (or solar) keratosis and shows as rough, red bumps on the back of hands, scalp, face and ears. They tend to be visible on skin which is blotchy and been damaged by the sun. These bumps can be painful and sore to the touch which is [...]

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Skin Care

Skin Care

The skin is the largest and most exposed organ of the body. its functions are complex and include serving as a physical and immunologic barrier to external substances, retaining water, regulating body temperature, and acting as a sensory organ. The skin is also an integral part of our self-image and is often a focus of [...]

September 27, 2011 More