10 Skin Facts You Need To Know

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10 Skin Facts You Need To Know

If you were asked to name the largest organ in your body, chances are your skin won’t be your answer. Here is what you need to know about this large organ:

According to a statistics, out of every 5 Americans, at least one will develop skin cancer at some point in their life. As the most common cancer in the United States, skin cancer warning signs include changes in shape, size, and color of a skin lesion, the growth of new skin, or a sore that doesn't show any sign of healing. A Miami dermatologist will make personal recommendations on how often you need a skin exam based on your skin type. The second most common form of skin cancer is Squamous cell carcinoma). The chances of squamous carcinoma cells development is reduced by 40% and that of melanoma by 50% when we start using SPF 15 or greater sunscreens. The squamous cell carcinoma occur as a result of the damaged caused by ultraviolet rays from the sun. Unlike other form of skin cancer, it is a fairly slow-growing skin cancer and can spread to the tissues and bones. When discovered early, it can be easily treated. A Miami dermatologist can make treatment with minor surgery in the hospital clinic.