When combined with excessive sun exposure, here are the things that increase the chances of developing skin cancer.
- Older age
- Fair skin
- Sun sensitive skin
- Red or blond hair
- Green or blue eyes
- Compromised immune system
- Unusual moles
How Can You Decrease Your Risk?
As a registered dermatologist, I strongly suggest reducing your sun exposure.
What Symptoms of Skin Cancer Should You Look Out For?
- Hard painless nodules on your eyelids
- Firm, shiny nodules beneath your skin or hair follicles
- Red or purple patches on your skin or mucous membranes
- Dark lesions on various parts of your body, including toes, nose, anus, vagina, mouth, mucous membrane, palms, fingertips, and soles
What Should You Do If You Notice Symptoms of Skin Cancer?
Check out with a healthcare provider. Since all skin changes are not an indicator of skin cancer, a healthcare provider will help you determine what is affecting you.