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How Soon Does Skin Cancer Appear After Being Exposed To Uv Rays
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
Skin cancer: The sun produces ultraviolet light that can damage the skin. The damage is related to the kind of skin a person has, and the hours of sun exposure, and where on earth the person lives. Many skin cancers, for example, occur in people of irish descent, who live in australia. These light skinned people live in intense sun light. It usually takes many years for sun damaged skin to make skin cancers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is skin with many moles has more tendency to get skin cancer when exposed to sun? At what age (how soon)? How can I tan without being harmed?
Skin: Yes skin with many moles is statistically more likely to develop skin cancer (melanoma). Tanning increases the risk. There is no such thing as a safe tan. One should reduce sun exposure and use sun protection . See a dermatologist once yearly to have a skin exam. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hi! What causes skin cancer uvb or uva? If uvb how could we get vitD from sun exposure if we prevent uvb rays cz they only make our skin produce vitD?
If moles are full of melanin, does that mean an existing mole if exposed to uv radiation won't turn to melanoma?
No, risk remains: 'moles' on the skin are nevi, essentially benign but abnormal collections or growths of melanocytes in the dermis (the layer just under the epidermis) and sometimes also in the epidermis. Uv light damages the dna in cells and when it does so in melanocytes in nevi they may be transformed into melanomas. The pigment does not protect the cells. ...Read more
I recently quit smoking how long does it takes to get original skin tone from tanned and sunexposed skin?
After the peeling of sun poisoning how long till skin becomes normal again and are able to tan possibly or just be able to be in the sun?
See below: Depending on how severe the burn was it may take several days to a week and longer for a severe burn. Although the skin may return to looking normal, it has been damaged and repeated sunburn effect is cumulative and can lead to skin cancer. It's extremely important to use at sunscreen with SPF of 50 or more, even when it is cloudy or hazy outdoors. ...Read more
Just like sunburn!: Exposure of the skin to ultraviolet (sun or tanning bed) stimulates the melanocytes (pigment cells) to become darker, which provides a barrier to this harmful radiation. Too much too quickly causes sunburn, but even a little exposure can stimulate collections of melanocytes in the skin to darken, making sunspots more visible or dark. Repeated exposure continues darkening; too much causes cancer. ...Read more
Varies: There's no one answer nor any one amount of sun exposure that will cause cancer in everyone. It's wise to be sun-smart and wear sunscreen as well as protective clothing. Still, there are patients who get skin cancers without much history of sun exposure so these methods aren't 100%. ...Read more
Is it possible that your dark, tanned face can become the same colour as say your fair-pink chest(never been exposed to sunlight)?
Yes: Stay indoors and/or use sunscreen. Truth be told, i'd rather a lady have a bit of a suntan as it tells me (1) she spends time outdoors, probably doing fun and healthy things; (2) she's cares more about what matters in life than what color her skin is. If the latter really matters in your culture, you have my sympathy; here in the usa caring about skin color is considered totally ignorant. ...Read more
How much does risk of cancer increase from exposure to polyurethane fumes? When and how should we start screening kids for cancer due to the exposure?
Hard to quantify: depends on how much exposure, for how long. For typical household refinishing floors and letting things air out before you come back in house, probably pretty hard to say there's a direct link or need for rapid screening. if there is a more prolonged and heavy exposure, would be a good idea to see what you can do to reduce it and consider talking with your kids' doc. ...Read more
Will a mole become darker and bigger after exposing it to sunlight? Also will going out dorr and touch sunpight produce more mole?
I used to be fairer earlier but due to sunlight exposure enough of tan has been done. How can my natural skin color be retained or tan be removed ?
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