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If you told that the largest percentage of your body was under constant threat of getting cancer.
When you wanna learn how to prevent it.
Well this week we continue our new cancer screening series with a look at the number one form of cancer in the United States its skin cancer.
Doctor Davidson -- as a member of our Fox News medical eighteen the vice chair of the urology department at mount Sinai.
And doctor it we say screening but in a way you're you're -- screener why it this time it here when it's called should we do worrying about skin cancer.
You know a lot of times you were about skin cancer and it's -- time but you will be exposed to the sun even during the wintertime.
So it's actually the very important for people to pay attention to this now the numbers are unbelievable over a million people in this country are being diagnosed with skin cancer every year.
Some statistics mentioned that if you live up to 65 almost half of the population.
We'll have -- cancer once in their lifetime so how many types aren't there well there are three types and I'm glad you brought it up basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.
And then you have melanoma so there's a cell carcinoma is usually around it's symmetrical.
You could see the -- here.
It's -- sheets scaly looking type these are curable type of skin cancers and when it's caught there -- on.
The Q were these extremely hot the ones that we -- really worried about other melanoma is an agency that picture of them and there's a very good new money for this.
Now the incidence of melanoma in this country has been going -- in the last five years.
Pays for a symmetric you can see that if you cross the line between division -- writes that in the last senator symmetrical.
Borders are irregular.
Caller you can see this -- -- -- more to a cause in this region.
And finally the -- -- has to be over six millimeters if you see this vision and you see these new money.
Seeing your doctor immediately this is definitely sign a melanoma which is very aggressive.
Who's at risk only fair skin fair -- or everybody okay so there are some individual risk factors age is.
But over the age of fifteen is obviously you risk for this.
Fair skinned blonde hair red hair.
I agree and I -- lies and also white male.
Our obviously at risk now if you have family who -- melanoma if you have had any kind of the moles that is not healing.
Those are at high risk but they're also Jamie some individual risk these negative behavior pattern is going to the tanning salons.
Being exposed to cat scans and X rays too much of it can cause skin cancer and finally environmental.
Steve its exposure to UB AUBB and of course a song like is a major risk factor for this interventionist.
At I wear sunscreen all -- -- do you recommend.
I knew you -- gonna -- that so you want to -- to make sure that you protect yourself.
They stay away from you BAU reviews -- best -- protective clothing make sure you use on screen but dishonest it has to be.
Brought base has to cover you via UBB.
Best PF over thirty and absolutely waterproof.
And you need to re apply if it's necessary.
Simple measures to really protect yourself from this deadly disease that simple and -- curative when it's -- there -- -- you know.
Orally -- sets OK I'm glad you're telling people maybe they should go get check this week.
Absolutely why not and sun screen expires after a year I've heard is that true.
You need to make sure you look at the time and make -- the use of Minnesota expired -- just -- this is great and we have another installment next week thank you so -- nice to see you thank you very much Kelly.
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