Skin, the largest organ in the body, serves numerous functions. The most obvious function of skin is serving as a barrier between the outside world and internal organs. Over the course of years of exposure, skin is exposed to numerous potential carcinogens, or cancer causing agents, most importantly the sun and its damaging ultraviolet rays. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer diagnosed each year. The incidence of skin cancers exceeds that of all other cancers, and it is estimated that nearly half of cancers diagnosed every year will be skin cancers. Moreover, it is estimated that nearly half of the general population that lives to age 65 will be diagnosed with a skin cancer in their lifetime. Over the past decade, the incidence of skin cancers has increased dramatically. In fact, the treatment of non-melanoma skin cancer has risen more than 70% since the early 1990’s. ... read more on Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers
Cancer risk is affected by a number of things in our environment, including ultraviolet light and sun exposure.
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