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Skin Cancer: Detection and Prevention

Skin cancer detection and prevention are paramount due to the rising incidence of this potentially life-threatening condition, particularly with increasing sun exposure and tanning trends. Regular skin self-examinations can aid in the early detection of suspicious lesions, prompting timely medical evaluation and intervention. Sun safety practices, including wearing protective clothing, seeking shade, and using broad-spectrum sunscreen, are essential in minimizing UV radiation exposure and reducing skin cancer risk. Educating individuals about the ABCDEs of melanoma (Asymmetry, Border irregularity, Color variation, Diameter greater than 6mm, Evolution) facilitates the recognition of concerning moles or lesions. Routine skin cancer screenings by dermatologists are recommended, especially for individuals with a history of sunburns, fair skin, or family history of skin cancer. Emphasizing the importance of sun protection behaviors from childhood onwards can instill lifelong habits that help prevent skin cancer development.

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Vaidya Ankur Kumar Tanwar
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Vaidya Ankur Kumar Tanwar

Assistant Professor, Rajshree Ayurvedic Medical College, Uttarpradesh

Vaidya Ankur Kumar Tanwar is a graduate of University of Delhi. He obtained his M.D. in Ayurvedic Physiology (Kriya Sharrir) from Ayurvedic & Unani Tibbia College, University of Delhi. Dr. Ankur Kumar Tanwar has 14 years’ experience in Ayurveda clinical practice, with special interest in skin disease, Reproductive health and sleep health. He is on the board of many national, international journals with more than 50 publications. He is the receiver of Indra award, Dr. B.R.Ambedkar award, Young researcher award, Excellence award for Ayurveda research.  He is invited speaker in Loksabha TV, Govt. of India. He is involved in scientific and evidence based researches and clinical trials in the field of Ayurveda. He is well known for their dedication, compassion and expertise in Ayurveda

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Skin cancer detection and prevention are paramount due to the rising incidence of this potentially life-threatening condition, particularly with increasing sun exposure and tanning trends. Regular skin self-examinations can aid in the early detection of suspicious lesions, prompting timely medical evaluation and intervention. Sun safety practices, including wearing protective clothing, seeking shade, and using broad-spectrum sunscreen, are essential in minimizing UV radiation exposure and reducing skin cancer risk. Educating individuals about the ABCDEs of melanoma (Asymmetry, Border irregularity, Color variation, Diameter greater than 6mm, Evolution) facilitates the recognition of concerning moles or lesions. Routine skin cancer screenings by dermatologists are recommended, especially for individuals with a history of sunburns, fair skin, or family history of skin cancer. Emphasizing the importance of sun protection behaviors from childhood onwards can instill lifelong habits that help prevent skin cancer development.