Coming from the tropics, Malaysians have long enjoyed the warm climate. From the good ole’ days when us kids simply savoured local popsicles like ais potong and ais krim pop, happily devouring the melting ice under the sun, to catching our favourite past time games, with no care in the world – come rain or shine.
These days, as grown up’s we are more than eager to walk in the scorching sun to scavenge the best street food that everyone’s talking about. No matter the heat – we won’t miss-it!
And just so you know, up until now, the heat was totally tolerable, the sun’s scorching rays were endurable. But, what about that issue with Skin Cancer!!! Eh,…suddenly everything comes to a standstill.
Skin cancer – a disease rarely spoken about and mostly talked about in the western countries now seems to be an issue – what’s more in a country like Malaysia. In case you are not well aware – we’d like to bring your attention to recent stats and current updates which all points to – Say What? Skin Cancer A Malaysian Issue Now!!!
1. According to the Malaysian, Third National Cancer Registry Report, skin cancer is accounted for 2.6% of all cancer cases in the country.
3. What are the odds of skin cancer decreasing? You bet…not a chance! As living things become exposed to the sun’s UV radiation, skin cancer is all the more on the rise. The World Health Organisation have claimed both non-melanoma and melanoma skin cancer to have increased over the past years.
4. Now, what does skin cancer look like? Skin cancer comes in two forms – non-melanoma and melanoma. Non-melanoma skin cancer consists of two main types, basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). SCC is usually caused by long-time sun exposure. With repeated exposure of SCC, it increases the risk of BCC. Good news! Not all skin cancers are deadly. However, melanoma cancer is extremely deadly, especially if it is detected too late.
5. So to prevent skin cancer, Malaysians are better advised to reduce over exposure and to stay in the shade. Frankly, most of us are easily exposed to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun’s UV radiation as well as other artificial products like sunscreen products – which contain carcinogen or cancerous chemicals.
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