#25 Learn to identify skin cancer

It’s reached epidemic proportions in Australia. Researchers find it on the rise amongst white folks worldwide. Medical professionals expect that as the ozone layer shrinks, rates of skin cancer will only increase.

All of which means, you’d better be prepared to identify skin cancer if you want to survive the coming global climate change cataclysm. Rather than gross you out with medical photos here on blog52, I’ll let you click over to a Mayo Clinic slide show designed to teach you how to spot it.

It gets worse. The Environmental Working Group recently issued the results of exhaustive research that found most sunscreens are useless. In fact, many of them actually cause skin or other health damage.

Today’s New York Times reports that many dermatologists turn away patients with cancers and other serious skin diseases in order to make money on vanity treatments like botox. If you’re insecure and afraid of looking your age, you’re first in line for an appointment. If you have skin cancer, you’ll just have to wait. And wait.

In other words, skin cancer rates are on the rise and we’re on our own. Stay in the shade, cover yourself up, put on a hat, and learn how to identify and treat skin cancer now, because this is only going to get worse.

Perhaps this global climate change cataclysm has already arrived.

photo by Adam Lederer

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6 Responses to #25 Learn to identify skin cancer

  1. Cheryl says:

    My sun-worshiping physicist dad has been talking about the dangerous “large molecules” in sunscreen for years. I’ve always thought he was looking for an excuse to fry himself some more (he is a man of English decent whom people now frequently speak Spanish to…hmm…), but maybe he’s onto something.

  2. blog52 says:

    Tell your dad you love him and show him this one-pager from EWG. And tell him to stay indoors between 10 and 2.

  3. Henry Galt says:

    Sunscreen stops vitamin D – a vital aid to fighting cancer. Big pharma have much blood on their hands. I especially steer clear of scents – deodorants, fabric “conditioners”, air “fresheners” (the plug in ones are a great way to kill your family), perfume, carpet spray, the list goes on.

  4. Raffaella says:

    Sun creams rub off. Even if they say they are waterproof, they may come off when you are swimming. In order to get the best protection, you must re-apply them often – at least every two hours. And more frequently if it is washed, rubbed or sweated off.

  5. Alena says:

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