Calling all Outdoor Photographers
Spending hours in the great outdoors doing what we love is part of being a nature photographer. The more often we are out there the happier we are, right?
I am writing to you today due to a recent event that I would like to share, please I am NOT looking for sympathy, I'm here to help educate. Are you covering up with a large brimmed hat, sunscreen, long sleeve/pants and lightweight gloves? I have been conscientiously covering up since I was diagnosed with reoccurring skin cancer. Red hair, light skin is one of the worst skin type combinations, but not the only skin type that will have Melanoma or Carcinoma. Yesterday I had a small operation on my nose, 3 stitches, this is now my 4th operation due to basal cell carcinoma, one previously for melanoma. Fortunately, the others incidents were on my legs which were less traumatic.
Malignancies of the skin are the most commonly diagnosed cancer type worldwide. The foremost cause of skin cancer remains UV radiation from sunlight. Take the sun seriously, once your skin is damaged there is no return or magic fix. Best possible help is daily Vit B3 and D supplements, email me if you would like more information.
The incidents of skin cancer are so high Cancer agencies no longer track the incidents of Carcinoma type cancers, too much data, now a reality that every 2nd person will have Basal Cell, Squamous Cell, fortunately, fewer cases of Melanoma. Cover up, use sunsceen, have fun