The key is to detect it early …
The Puerto Rican beauty queen and successful woman in the entertainment industry, Dayanara Torres, unfortunately he shared with us the sad news that he suffers from skin cancer called “Melanoma”. “I tell you the sad news that I have cancer of the skin, melanoma, from a wound and a mole that appeared and I did not pay attention to it” – Dayanara shared.
Through that video message on his Instagram account, Dayanara Torres confirmed that he has cancer and that it was thanks to the insistence of his fiancé, Louis D’Esposito, that he did the corresponding exams, and that was how they detected him.
But what is Melanoma?
Melanoma on the skin
The cancer is a disease It can happen to anyone, and it can originate in any part of the body. In general, it is when the cells of the body grow uncontrollably surpassing the normal cells.
As for the cancer that Dayanara suffers from, Melanoma, according to the American Cancer Society “is a cancer that originates in certain types of cells in the skin.” To understand it, it is necessary to know its normal structure and the function of the skin.
Skin structure. American Cancer Society
Most melanoma cells continually produce melanin (a pigment in the skin). Melanoma is commonly brown or black in color. But some melanomas do not produce melanin and their color is then pink, and even white. Melanomas can occur anywhere on the body, but they mostly come on the back, legs, neck, face, and arms.
“Melanoma is much less common than basal cell or squamous cell skin cancer, but it is much more dangerous. Like basal cell and squamous cell cancer, melanoma is almost always curable in its early stages. However, melanoma is much more likely to spread to other parts of the body, if not detected early, compared to basal or squamous cell cancer ”; indicates the American Cancer Society.
Some risk factors that can make a person more likely to develop melanoma:
- Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light. This is the main risk factor.
- Lunar. Moles are a type of benign pigmented tumor. Continuous monitoring is recommended to prevent them from becoming malignant.
- Having very white skin, and having freckles. The risk of melanoma is higher in white people who already have freckles and moles on their skin.
- Hereditary factor. If a member of your family already suffers from melanoma, the risk of another family member suffering from it is higher.
What experts recommend doing:
- Periodically get skin exams by a dermatologist doctor. Look for specialist options in the ZOCDOC website.
- Do a thorough examination of your skin once a month.
- Use sun protection and avoid artificial ultraviolet rays (for example, rays that come from tanning booths).
♦ If you are constantly exposed or exposed to the sun, you can use a sunscreen like the Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen SPF 85
Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 85 is a dermatologist-tested formula that contains Helioplex technology, the latest advance in UV protection. Helioplex offers optimal protection against UVA rays. It works best to help prevent harmful UVA rays from penetrating deep below the skin’s surface. Dry-Touch technology absorbs excess sunscreen oils, leaving a clean, light and glossy finish. You can use it daily.
♦ Also, the option LOVLUV M Suit. This is a sunscreen for men, with SPF 50, it is an oil-free and waterproof moisturizing sunscreen
LOVLUV M Suit Face Sunscreen For Men is a multifunctional sunscreen that protects the skin from harmful UV rays, sun damage, freckles and helps to brighten the facial complexion.
It is a sweat and water resistant sunscreen, it prevents the skin from getting sweaty or sticky in the sun. This sunscreen also helps control oil and moisture on the skin, keeping you cool all day.
Ingredients: flower extract, rosemary, lavender, oregano leaf, Chamaecyparis obtuse and Thymus Vulgaris.
Remember to visit your doctor regularly to examine yourself so that you can detect any disease in time.
We wish Dayanara the best and she has our support to help her overcome this terrible disease!