"Hairdressers are uniquely positioned to be part of screening teams to find skin cancers
, including melanoma and non-melanoma, are a common malignancy increasingly reported worldwide, with the highest incidence in locations such as the United States, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.
In recognition of skin cancer
awareness month, Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) is urging the public to learn more about their individual cancer risk, noting that many skin cancers
can be prevented.
Preventive testing for both melanoma and other skin cancers
and their early diagnosis is particularly important in reducing the incidence of melanoma and related deaths.
The common, long-term use of hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) for treatment of hypertension, combined with its known photosensitizing effects, makes it a potential candidate for increasing the risk of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and other skin cancers
Melanoma is a third type of skin cancer--much less common than basal cell and squamous cell skin cancers
. However, melanoma i very hazardous due to its increased likelihood of spreading.
Basal cell skin cancers
and squamous cell skin cancers
are common and primarily caused by ultraviolet (UV) radiation.
* Skin type--individuals with fairer skin are more prone to all skin cancers
, including melanoma.
Basal cell (the most common form) and squamous cell carcinoma account for approximately 95 percent of all skin cancers
. Although it's the least common type of skin cancer
, melanoma is the deadliest.
It can spread rapidly to other parts of the body and causes more deaths than other skin cancers
Dubai: A new UAE campaign aims to significantly boost awareness about skin cancers
that are largely caused by exposure to ultraviolet rays of the sun.