Unfortunately, skin cancer is one of the most common and common diseases that affect our society today. The importance of being attentive to any anomaly that occurs in our body is essential. Although, as women, we have the particularity of being very detailed, we may have no idea where we should start to check to look for something unusual. Today we will show you which are the strange places where you should look for skin cancer so that you know how to stay vigilant and alert to this disease.
In general, skin tumors occur most frequently on the head, face, neck, hands, and arms, most commonly exposed to the sun. One of the most frequent reasons for consultation in the ophthalmologist’s consultation is eyelid lesions. Unusual, but effective. It is proven that between 5 and 10% of skin cancers start on the eyelids.
The eyelid tumors are those benign or malignant lesions in the skin covering the eyelid much below or above. Malignant eyelid tumors constitute between 80-90% of cancers of the periorbital region. People over 50-60 years of age, with fair skin and light eyes, and those who have been subjected to prolonged exposure to the sun (ultraviolet radiation) or ionizing radiation, people who have a genetic predisposition, have a greater risk of suffering an eyelid tumor and immunosuppressed patients. Although it is a place that is quite visible and exposed, be sure to check it out. If you have doubts about this, go to your ophthalmologist or dermatologist and so you can make sure that everything is in order.
#2. Soles of the Feet
Skin cancer also affects the feet! That’s why it is essential to protect the feet from the sun’s incidence and self-examination since early detection is always essential to stop the evolution of this disease. The risk of cancer starting on the soles of your feet increases if you are a person who usually walks barefoot or you simply sunbathe and expose them without a protector. Believe it or not, it is one of the most common causes that women typically suffer.
#3. Between the Toes
Another area of the feet is between the toes, where the sun’s rays penetrate very easily. So you must be extremely careful in this area. Put on sunscreen and take care of your moles. If you have any questions, do not delay in consulting with your dermatologist.
#4. Inside the Mouth
Oral cancer occurs on the lips (usually the bottom), inside the mouth, at the back of the throat, on the tonsils, or in the salivary glands. It affects men more often than women and is mainly affected by people over 40 years of age. Smoking, in combination with heavy alcohol intake, is a critical risk factor.
Late detection of oral cancer can involve surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. It can also be fatal with a survival rate of five years for approximately 50% of cases. * This adverse prognosis is due in part to the lack of identification of the disease’s first symptoms. Therefore, the early detection of oral cancer is essential for the success of the treatment. We recommend getting a cancer checkup with your dentist to check for any unusual changes that appear in your mouth.
#5. Behind the Ear
This is usually a place very exposed to skin cancer because most of the time, when we put on the sunscreen, we miss behind the ears. Pay attention to this area and try to put on a protector in this section as well. Every detail counts. Stay alert and take care of every part of your body.
Consultation is never a hassle. You need to make sure that everything is going correctly. Before the slightest discomfort, visit a specialist, talk about it, and don’t be scared by what they can diagnose; everything has a solution and can be treated.