Young adults start getting non-melanoma skin cancers. If you develop non-melanoma skin tumor, you have 50% or more chances that you will get another non-melanoma skin tumor within 2 to 3 years. And if you develop second one, 75% will go on to get a third.
Non-melanoma skin cancer is more dangerous for people under 40 between 1976 and 2003. And if you are a woman, you can get non-melanoma skin cancer easier than a man. It is getting higher possibility to get this cancer after 1970s. More than 80% – 90% of these skin cancers appeared on skin which is often exposed to the sun.
In United States there will be 2,800 people in danger this year. Unfortunately screening could increase the number of cancers identified this year. But better screening can turn up cancer in an earlier stage. The most common cancer types in America are cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma, and melanoma.
1986 to 2001 was the early stage of melanoma which was reported. Ultraviolet light increases the possibility of melanoma. 80 to 90 percent of people who has got non-melanoma cancer because of the sun exposed sites. These areas include the head, neck, face, tips of the ears, hands, forearms, shoulders, back, chests of men, and the back and lower legs of women. Full-body tanning is better than showing up on the torso. And people have to be careful not to tan their head or neck because they are the most dangerous sites.
The key is to avoid being in the sun or using sunlamps. If you’re going to be in the sun for any length of time, you should wear clothes made from tight-woven cloth so the sun’s rays can’t get through to your skin, and stay in the shade when you can. Wear a wide-brimmed hat to protect your face, neck and ears.