It is our mission to reduce the incidence of skin cancer through the increased use of quality sunscreen together with better education and awareness.
Risks for skin cancer
Chronic ultraviolet radiation exposure
Skin cancer in the family
Multiple/ unusual moles
Weakened immune system
Change in the size or colour of mole
New or changing lesions
Change of sensations
Sore that does not heal
What is skin cancer?
Most common of all cancers
Divided in to melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC)
Basal cell carcinomas (BCCs) – usually slow growing – most commonly on head and neck. Almost never spread. Can be cured by surgery.
Squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs) – develop on sun exposed areas; can be cured if treated early (usually surgically). May spread if high risk type.
Melanoma is a potentially dangerous type; often develop on areas with intermittent sun exposure that have been sunburnt (e.g. men’s backs). Can be cured if caught early. New research is offering hope to those with metastatic disease.