People with fair complexions, red hair, blue eyes, and freckles typically are considered to be at greater risk of skin cancer than their darker-skinned counterparts. Research has shown that melanomas and other skin cancers occur more commonly in Caucasians than in other racial groups. However, a new study suggests that
Nearly half of all Americans who live to the age of 65 will develop some type of skin cancer. Almost all of them, if diagnosed and treated early, will be cured. If not, all three types of skin cancer—melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma—can be disfiguring and/or deadly.
Among the infinite number of conditions that could do harm to your skin are the 30+ discussed in this chapter. They range (alphabetically) from athlete’s foot to wrinkles.
Bacterial and fungal infections (including athlete’s foot) develop because feet spend a lot of time in the perfect breeding ground of warm,
Regardless of skin type, we all have three main layers that comprise our skin—the epidermis, dermis, and subcutis—plus many more sublayers that have multiple functions. The obvious function of the skin is protection. But the skin also stores water and fat, and it interacts with sunlight to ensure the production
You’ve heard the warnings about the dangers of skin cancer over and over again, and you know the importance of protecting your skin from the sun using sunscreen and clothing, but do you know what skin cancer symptoms to look for? Depending on your medical and family history, you may
Gray hair is viewed by many as a sign of wisdom, experience, and maturity, while others view it as a negative sign of old age and impending mortality. But whether you see it as just a natural progression of life or a cosmetic blemish that should be concealed, gray hair
Imagine that you have been offered a promotion. You work for a company that manufactures one of the most complex, sophisticated products known to man. The product weighs about six pounds and covers 20 square feet. It has multiple functions, millions of moving parts, can easily be damaged, and has
The three most common forms of skin cancer are melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma, and the number of Americans who get one or more types of skin cancer continues to increase.
Nearly half of all Americans who live to the age of 65 will develop some type of
How much do you know about your skin? What’s going on in those three layers that cover your body, and what’s happening inside your body that affects the way your skin looks on the outside? What about all the environmental elements that take a toll on it?
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Melanoma is the deadliest of all types of skin cancer, yet the cure rate, with early detection and treatment, is 99 percent. Unfortunately, too many people delay treatment and are gradually moving closer to higher melanoma stages, even when they know they have a potentially life-threatening disease.
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