Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the world. Skin cancer accounts for two percent of cancer-related deaths. In this article, we will tell you about skin cancer and ways to prevent it.
WHO IS MOST AT RISK OF SKIN CANCER Exposure to ultraviolet rays and radiation increases the risk of skin cancer. Immunosuppressive drugs and tanning beds increase skin cancer risk SKIN CANCER SYMPTOMS Non-healing wounds are seen in areas of the skin that are exposed to sunlight, such as ears, nose and forehead. It is more common in the elderly and fair-skinned people. Growth and color change in moles anywhere on the body is an early finding. Early diagnosis is very important in the treatment of skin cancer. HOW TO TAKE PRECAUTIONS AGAINST SKIN CANCER? Exposure of the skin to sunlight should be reduced. Sunscreen products only act for a short time. They are unable to protect the skin over hours of exposure. It should not be exposed to direct sunlight between 15.00 / 16.00 in summer. Do not sunbathe for more than 15 - 20 minutes. After getting out of the sea, sunscreen should be applied again, a hat to shade the face and long sleeves should be worn. THE IMPORTANCE OF VITAMIN D AGAINST SKIN CANCER Vitamin D prevents the formation of cancer cells and the formation of vessels that feed cancer cells. It is also useful in destroying damaged cells and preventing the proliferation of cancerous cells. Sunlight is important because it produces vitamin D in the skin. But sunbathing should not be done at noon. Exposing the arms, legs and back for 15 minutes for light-skinned people and 30 minutes for dark-skinned people will be sufficient for the production of vitamin D. If your blood test shows low vitamin D levels, it is important to follow your doctor's recommendations.
PLANTS THAT ARE BENEFICIAL AGAINST SKIN CANCER
Beta-carotene-rich sweet potatoes, spinach, kale, kale, and most yellow/orange vegetables support skin damage.
- Lycopene-rich tomatoes (especially cooked) and watermelon are beneficial. Lutein-rich spinach, kale, peas, Brussels sprouts, zucchini, pistachios, broccoli, egg yolks and peaches protect skin cells.
- Green and black tea, rosemary, thyme, peppermint, cocoa and garlic containing catechins and polyphenols are beneficial in reducing the development of skin cancer. 2-3 cups of green tea a day can be consumed by adding a teaspoon of rosemary to it. * Citrus fruits rich in flavonoids and especially their peels are beneficial. Organic should be preferred for consumption with their shells.
- Cocoa, blueberry and grape seeds containing proanthocyanadin are very useful. 1-2 teaspoons of ground black grape seed or blueberry tea (a teaspoon of dried leaves is infused in a glass of boiled water for 15 minutes, filtered and drunk) can be consumed per day.