All evidence points to skin cancer being the most rapidly growing epidemic of our time!
Park Ridge, IL (PRWEB) June 05, 2012
These days, tanned and sun-kissed skin is heavily featured in our media. Whether it is the model in the Calvin Klein advertisement, the A-list celebrity promoting her latest film, or the boisterous reality star that the public loves to hate, they are all showcasing an olive toned glow which causes a trickle-down trend effect to the general population. It is more than common to notice that teens as young as 13 years old are frequenting the tanning salon and many are on a daily basis. Unfortunately, the old mantra of “beauty is pain” may be all too familiar in this situation with the prevalent rise of skin cancer cases in the world.
Skin cancer is now the most common form of cancer within the United States, with cases of it rising every year. There are three different types of skin cancer - basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and the deadliest form which is melanoma. Causes of skin cancer include ultraviolet light exposure due to sunlight or indoor tanning, certain chemicals, and high levels of radiation. Fair skinned and haired people are amongst the highest risk group of acquiring some form of skin cancer.
“All evidence points to skin cancer being the most rapidly growing epidemic of our time” says Dr. Sam Speron, Chicago plastic surgeon and consumer advocate. “It is of upmost importance to educate oneself on prevention and how to spot suspicious moles.”
When it comes to observing any suspicious moles, it is recommended to use the ABCD method. The A stands for asymmetry, which means if the asymmetry is off then the mole may be malignant. B stands for border which is to remind us that it should not be irregular or jagged. C is for color, which should be the same all throughout the mole. Finally, D is for diameter which means that it should not be bigger than 6mm and it is important to watch for any growth or change in the mole.
For some, it may also be a good idea to consider removing benign moles because they have the potential to become malignant at some point. Laser mole removal is a safe, effective and aesthetically pleasing option because there is minimal chance of scarring.
For more skin cancer diagnosis or treatment, laser mole removal or Chicago cosmetic surgery information, please visit our website at http://www.parkridgemedicalspa.com or http://www.prplastic.com/mole_removal.htm, call us at 847.696.9900 or email us at prplastic(at)yahoo(dot)com. To order skin care, anti-aging or herbal supplements, please see our website at prskincare.com