Skin cancer is mostly caused by the harmful ultra violet rays from the Sun or rarely due to a hereditary gene problem. It is considered as less deadly when compared to the other dreaded forms of the cancer such as lung and pancreatic cancer, but it is still a big concern for researchers who are on the verge of finding a cure for it. It is one of the most common forms of cancer in recent times.
There are several products available in the market to avoid skin cancer. Basic skin protection creams are available with UV guard. So whenever you have to go out in the sun for a longer duration you can apply it on your exposed skin. This will prevent your skin from getting damaged by the harmful rays emitted by the sun.
Other possible precautions include wearing long sleeved tops and hats when you are out. Try not to get into direct contact with sun when it is at its peak (Afternoon till Evening). Avoid using products with tobacco contents.
Skin cancer can be detected in its early stages due to the fact that the damage is evident. It can be in the form of burned skin, tumour and visible blood vessels on the skin over a patch of lump skin. There are even cases where people find a mole on the body, mostly non itchy and often confused with a cyst. But when in doubt always consult your doctor immediately.
There are several methods to help prevent skin cancer. People who live in areas with extremely hot weather conditions are the ones mostly prone to this disease. But recent studies have ruled out such findings. Self protection is the first method to avoid getting any disease for that matter.
So follow the basic steps and avoid yourself from getting in direct contact with the sun if possible. Remember to apply the UV-protection skin products while you are on vacations. Vaccines are being developed for a permanent cure but it is established and it would take more than 10 years for it to be available to the public.