Though often taken for granted, our skin is a remarkable organ. It is the largest organ of our body and it protects us from injury and infection, helps maintain our body temperature, and helps us absorb and assimilate vitamin D through sunlight.
Taking care of our skin is one of the many ways we can remain healthy, but sustaining the health of our skin requires more than just moisturizer.
In order to maintain healthy skin – and ultimately, our overall health – regular attention to skin cancer screening and prevention is imperative. Not only do we need to protect our skin from the elements, but we also need to undergo regular skin checks with a qualified professional to ensure early detection and treatment of cancer.
If you have been diagnosed with cancer, your skin may be directly affected by cancer treatment (such as burns from radiation) or your skin may act as an indicator of adverse reactions to treatment (such as a rash or sores).
The following articles provide tips for caring for your skin before, during, and after cancer.