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Basic information in skin cancer

Updated: Wednesday, Mar 31,2010, 1:37:01 PM
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Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. The two most common skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell types, is highly curable. However, melanoma, is the third most common type of skin cancer, is even more dangerous, especially in young people. About 65% -90% of melanoma is due to exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light.

Ultraviolet (UV) light

Ultraviolet (UV) rays of radiation from the sun to stealth, tanning beds and sun lamps. UV rays can penetrate and change the skin cells.

The three types of UV radiation is ultraviolet A (UVA), ultraviolet B (UVB), as well as short-wave ultraviolet (UV) -

    UV is the sun of the most common face of the earth, beyond the reach of human skin surface. Scientists believe that UV radiation can damage connective tissue, increase one's risk of skin cancer.
    Most of the ozone layer, UV-B radiation is absorbed in the Earth's surface, so they are less common ultraviolet radiation. UVB rays do not reach as far ultraviolet radiation to the skin, but they can still cause damage.
    UV radiation is very dangerous, but they are absorbing the ozone layer will not reach the ground.

Too much exposure to ultraviolet light can change the skin texture, premature skin aging and skin cancer. UV has been linked to eye diseases such as cataracts.
UV Index

UV Index predicts exposure levels in the 1-15 scale, higher levels indicate a higher risk of excessive. In dozens of cities across the United States the next day basis, the UV Index, and taking into account other influences cloud amount of UV rays reach the ground situation on the ground.

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