Skin cancer

Skin cancer is a term that includes a group of neoplastic diseases. The term is important not only due to it´s common occurrence, but to the fact that it is preventable and treatable.

It´s origins lay in the damage caused by UV rays to ADN, combined with the failed attempt to repair that damage effectively and/or the inability to eliminate or repair the pre-carcinogen lesions on skin.

Skin cancer can be prevented by informing ourselves, informing the population about the consequences of sun exposure without sunscreen.

There are two main types of skin cancer:

  • No Melanoma
  • Melanoma

Despite the fact that the occurrence of skin cancer has grown and keeps growing around the globe, the majority of cases are treatable if detected early, therefore it is highly important to perform frequent evaluations and be informed about how to perform self assessments.