Fabric Structures a cure for Skin Cancer?

Not a cure but it sure reduces the risk.

Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers.

There are three main types of skin cancer:

  • basal cell carcinoma
  • squamous cell carcinoma
  • melanoma.

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.

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One response to “Fabric Structures a cure for Skin Cancer?

  1. Shade is so, so, so important! I am fair-skinned and freckled. I get burned so easily. And if I don’t burn, well, then my freckles just multiply, get bigger and grow closer together. I wish growing up that more playgrounds and swimming pools provided shade for us non-sun seekers. I think now, more than ever, is a good time for city planners to consider protecting its residents by uising shade. We’re in a real age of consciousness about health and the environment.

    I drive by playgrounds and public pools all the time and guess what they’re missing? Trees! I understand that their root sytstems can be very destructive (and therefore costly) to water piping and sidewalk maintenance; thus their removal. But with our ozone layer so dangerously thinning (according to Al Gore) why not investigate and install affordable, long-lasting shade structures – many of which (FabriTec) also contribute to LEED credits?

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