A history of skin cancer increases your risk ...You can change that.

If you have a history of skin cancer, including melanoma in your family, chances are it's only in the most recent generations of your family tree.

I'd be willing to wager that the further back you search in the generations of your family tree you will find less and less skin cancer or any other type of cancer.

In the case of melanoma, fewer than 5% can be traced to a family history.

This occurs with blood relatives only and cannot be related to any relatives not in your bloodline. 

You would be at risk if a blood relative in your ancestry had melanoma multiple times, and/or at an early age ...or if it was eye melanoma.

So pay attention to your time in the sun and the tanning bed risks caused by Overexposure and Unsafe Tanning Beds.

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History of skin cancer related to non-melanoma

Nonmelanoma skin cancers are more likely than melanoma to be inherited genetically.

Someone in your recent bloodline could have had Basal Cell Cancer and it could present itself on you, even as Squamous Skin Cancer.

More often than not, nonmelanoma cancers usually don't start appearing until you approach or reach your 40's. Mid 60's is common.

Nonmelanoma skin cancer is less threatening than Melanoma.

Relax, because if you detect melanoma or nonmelanoma in the earlier stages, it has a high rate of cure. This being the case especially with nonmelanoma.

Take the first step to break your family history of skin cancer.

You have the opportunity to decide if you would like to stop a growing trend in your family history or begin to make a reversal for the sake of your future generations.

It's really true that nobody can change anything or anybody ...without first changing themselves.

If You Change You can begin to reverse that inherited gene.

Two simple steps to reverse your inherited family history.

  1. Always limit your time exposed to the sun. Avoid tanning bed risks or be sure to use a Safe Tanning  Bed and again, limit your time.
  2. Very important would be to strengthen Your Immune System turn, becoming less vulnerable to all disease.

This would include Diet and Supplementing to Alkalize your body and maintain optimum health.

That's what I did after being told I had stage 4 Squamous Cell Carcinoma back in 1990. Because I had a family history of cancer, I began changing to a healthy lifestyle.

For example, I have not had ONE COKE or any soda since that time.

I followed a rigid Macrobiotic Diet with the advice of qualified macrobiotic counselors for a period of 8 years.

At that point I began eating more of a variety of Healthy Foods. I also exercised regularly, often taking hour long walks in the morning and again in the evening.

I have to admit that I "fell off the wagon" at times, but never remained off.

That's been the important thing. Set a lifetime goal to be at your healthiest and pursue it.

When you fall off the wagon, GET BACK ON!

Strength builds strength ...........determination builds determination, ...NOT JUST FOR YOU, BUT FUTURE GENERATIONS, AS WELL.

Take into account other Risk Factors that exist, aside from your family history and take the necessary steps.

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Hi! My name is Nick and I’m 56 yrs. old and this is part of my story. Let me tell you, I was like a lot of people out there and I had no idea that skin cancer was anything bad. I had Basal cell back in 2007, but that was no big deal and it was removed and that was the end of that. No one told me that it was a type of skin cancer (I looked it up on my computer). But still no big deal, it would not kill me.
But I did know the word "Melanoma"....." --by Nick

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Our Cancer Stories are so similar, mine and Gary's! - by Valerie  

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Bottom Line
The Weather Channel has done well posting this information and photos to help you spot skin cancer, including melanoma.
It can be hard to spot, even for a professional.
The bottom line is to get an expert's opinion about any suspicious mole or lesion on your skin. If necessary, get a second opinion  and/or request a biopsy. it’s always better to be safe than sorry.

Don’t put your very life at risk!