The Deadliest Cancer: Melanoma of the…FOOT?

the mona leeza blog

Few people know that foot melanoma is the most deadly cancer. I, too, was shocked to discover it.  Most of us do not typically examine our feet and by the time it is diagnosed, cancer has spread throughout the body.

You see, the sun radiates two kinds of rays – UVB & UVA.  UVA penetrates the skin more deeply and is the chief culprit behind wrinkling.  UVB rays are more potent in producing sunburn and considered a significant cause of melanoma.

I can’t stress enough the importance of using sunscreen – literally from head to toe.

Here are some facts you should know;

  • Using an SPF 15, then an SPF 25 sunscreen does not give you an SPF of 40.  Although it seems logical, you only get the highest SPF used which is 25.

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