Rarely today do we think of Caitlyn Jenner when discussing the Kardashians. However, today we’re here to share some insight into her skin issues which is actually a pretty serious thing. Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last five years, then you definitely know who Caitlyn Jenner is and why she’s so popular.
The former Keeping Up With The Kardashians star mentioned that she had skin cancer removed from her nose! The 68-year-old took things a step further and decided to make a public service announcement to all of her fans. She strongly urged that all people do everything they can to stay safe and protect their skin from sun damage.
Caitlyn was quick to post the damage that the sun caused and her skin cancer removal should scare just about everyone if you ask me. While she didn’t share much more than the fact that her condition was basal cell carcinoma which was cancerous.
Take Caitlyn Jenner’s Advice And Protect Your Nose
If you’re not familiar with skin cancer in general, basal cell carcinoma is perhaps the most common form of cancer that develops on the skin annually. There are 100,000+ cases which pop up in the United Kingdom alone. In America, there are just as many cases as well. If you’re looking for more information on skin cancer, then you should read this page.
As far as being on the lookout for this type of cancer development, you’ll want to be on the lookout for a patch of skin or perhaps a lump on your skin that grows over weeks, even months or perhaps years. It’s a slow growth process and the common fix is surgically removing the non-melanoma skin cancer. Assuming you need to go through this process, be ready to lose some of the skin surrounding the cancerous skin as well.
Most Importantly, How Do You Prevent It?
Preventing the development of skin cancer is pretty easy. All you need to do is be proactive and avoid exposure to UV light. If you’re out in the sun, then cover up and wear sunscreen. The best thing to do is apply an SPF 50+ sunscreen and avoid direct sunlight whenever possible.
If you think that Caitlyn Jenner is the first celeb to publically come forward about this condition, then think again! In fact, Hugh Jackman has been battling this same specific issue for years. He had basal cell carcinoma removed from the same place that Caitlyn had her skin cancer removed. If you’re a fan of Hugh Jackman, then you need to read this article here. He’s not shy about sharing in the name of the great good.
The most important take away here is that you always wear sunscreen, every day. Here are some other things that you can do to protect your skin from this condition. I already shared that using SPF daily was a huge MUST. Now I’m suggesting that you completely avoid the use of tanning beds. They literally cause cancer. FDA is clear on the labeling and they essentially suggest that you completely avoid these machines.
Another thing that you can do is begin checking your skin on a monthly basis. Be sure to check out all areas of your skin each month. If you see something that’s strange or doesn’t look normal, then you’ll want to contact your dermatologist immediately to schedule a checkup.
I also suggest getting an annual skin cancer screening if you don’t already. Keep track of things and understand your body.
That said, go out and get some high-quality sunscreen if you don’t have any. Like I said, SPF 50+ will do just fine.