Bowling Green – Glasgow – Russellville – Franklin

save your skin

Seek shade when appropriate, wear sun-protective clothing, When outdoors, reapply sunscreen every two hours, or after swimming or sweating.

Whether you’re exposed to the sun’s UV rays or visit an indoor tanning salon, every time you tan, your skin is damaged. As this damage builds, you speed up the aging of your skin and increase your risk for all types of skin cancer, including melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.

How To Prevent
Skin Cancer


How to Check Your Skin: Looking For Skin Cancer

Most Common
Skin Cancers

Basal cell carcinoma

BCC is the most common type of skin cancer. BCC appears on the skin in many shapes and sizes. You may see a dome-shaped growth with visible blood vessels; a shiny, pinkish patch; or a sore that heals and then returns. BCC usually develops on skin that receives lots of sun, such as the scalp, face, nose, neck, and hands. BCC rarely spreads to other areas of the body, but it can grow deep into tissue and bone.


Squamous cell carcinoma

SCC is the second most common type of skin cancer. SCC appears on the skin in many shapes. You may see a crusted or rough bump; a red, rough flat patch;
a dome-shaped bump that grows and bleeds; or a sore that does not heal, or heals and returns. SCC commonly develops on skin that is exposed to the sun, such as the face, ears, lips, back of the hands, arms, and legs.

Malignant Melanoma

Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer. It may develop on normal skin or in an existing mole. A change in the shape, color, or size of a mole can be a sign of melanoma. Other changes to watch for include a mole that becomes painful or begins to bleed or itch.