Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers.
There are three main types of skin cancer:
- basal cell carcinoma
- squamous cell carcinoma
Melanoma is the most common and serious form of skin cancer.
When detected and treated in its earliest stages, most skin cancers are highly curable.
Why do I tell you this?
The best way to lower the risk of skin cancer is to limit exposure to the sun (and other sources of ultraviolet light). When outdoors, long clothing and hats are nice but being under a shade structure is priceless.
Protection is equally important during childhood, since severe sunburns in childhood may be associated with an increased risk of developing melanoma later in life.
Better to be safe than sorry.