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A burn is a damage of the skin by an aggressive agent which could be fire, hot water, steam, chemicals like acid, electricity, sun etc. Sun produces a characateristic burn which is term first degree burn which affects just the first layer of the skin (epidermis
First degree burn is painful due to presence of free nerve
fibres in the epidermis and as such sun burns can be severely painful. Long term exposure to sunlight has been implicated to be a cause of most of the common skin cancers, with sun burn increasing the risk of skin cancers even more.
A skin cancer like basal cell carcinoma
particularly occurs on bear body parts like the neck, face, hands etc and thus strongly supporting the role of sun light on skin caners.
Common skin cancers include squamous cell carcinoma
(scc), basal cell carcinoma (bcc) and a malignant melanoma
Each cancer type presents with its own characteristic type; bcc present with translucent or flesh colored scar tissue especially in sun exposed areas, scc presents as a red crusted fast growing lesion and mm as a growing lesion with irregular borders, and variation in colour within the lesion.
When skin cancers are diagnosed early enough, complete cure is possible unlike when t is diagnosed later along its evolution.
What she needs is to avoid frequent sun exposures, once in a while check the skin for any abnormal lesions ec.
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