My Cousin has Basal Cell Carcinoma
(Seattle, WA, USA)
The blue eyes of my cousin are what I used to envy. She simply loves enjoying the Sun on beaches.
It was few days back when she was having some rough patches on her hands and buzzed me on my mobile. She told me there was no pain but redness and she was not happy with it. I asked her to visit the doctor for professional advice.
She called me and we went together in the evening to visit an expert doctor. The doctor examined thoroughly the affected area which was about 5 cm in size and to our surprise, told us that she was suffering from Basal Cell Carcinoma ( Basal Skin Cancer
My cousin almost fainted. It was only when the doctor told us that this type of Skin Cancer
is the least dangerous of all, that she was able to calm down.
We came to know that Basal Cell does not spread to other parts of body which happens with Squamous Cell Skin Cancer
and Melanoma Skin Cancer
Melanoma is the most dangerous type. The doctor also told us that over exposure to the sun and having blue eyes contribute to skin cancers.
This was the first time that I did not like her blue eyes.
As a precautionary measure, he advised her to stay away from direct sun and use proper Organic Sunscreen
and sun protective clothing
to get protected from sun's UV rays
He suggested to go with some immunity responsive treatment first and if it does not work, he might recommend other methods including surgery.
Facing the hard reality, my cousin has started her treatment and hopes to recover soon. I never knew sun exposure could be so much harmful.Prevention of Skin CancerSigns of Skin CancerFirst Signs of Skin CancerHistory of Skin Cancer