My name is Janise and I am blogger. My diagnosis is skin cancer. I was treated for 6 years and now I am in a state of remission.
When the summer sun burns from the sky, the skin lives dangerously. However, the risk of skin cancer is underestimated by many. Tanning visits and severe sunburns, especially in childhood, can damage the skin. First signs of cancer are altered moles or nodules on the skin.
Causes of skin cancer
Over the years, the skin collects the damage, says the Medical Coordinator of the Skin Tumor Center Mannheim, Jochen Sven Utikal. "If enough damage is available, the repair of the cells does not work effectively - when it comes to cancer growth." According to the experts, risk factors for skin cancer are severe sunburns, especially in childhood and visits to the tanning salon. "Being tanned is still a beauty ideal - but the healthy tan does not exist," says senior physician Jessica Hassel from the National Center for Tumor Diseases in Heidelberg. The tan indicated that the skin had been damaged - and wanted to protect itself next time.