Brookes Pittman, APRN | 06/30/2016
Skin cancer. Chilling words, indeed. Did you know that there are more than a million new cases of skin cancer in the US each year? Skin cancer has been called a “lifestyle disease” - one that is associated with the choices you make, the way you live and the way you spend your time. That's a fairly harsh moniker that you may not agree with, but skin cancer can be deadly if not caught early and treated. You may choose to spend lots of time in the hot, Florida sun this summer, and if that's true, having information on the topic of skin cancer is a first step in understanding how to avoid it. To that end, here are a few things to know about Basal Cell Carcinomas (BCCs): BCCs are abnormal, uncontrolled growths that usually develop on sun-exposed parts of your body, especially your head and neck. However, they can occur on any part of your body - even those that are rarely exposed to sunlight. Although a general warning sign of skin cancer is a sore that won't heal or that repeatedly bleeds and scabs over, basal cell carcinomas may also appear as:
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