Across developed countries, people’s understanding of symptoms their skin shows has improved, from changes in moles, to other unwanted lesions. They still may not act on them, an instinct which they can overcome.
See a video explaining the microbiome and a realistic picture of the medical value. From dubious advertising we are seeing for cosmetics, to the real promise research holds for a range of skin conditions.
Check ups are missed at all stages and after about 2 years, this exceeds 30%. See the reality of skin cancer recurrence patterns and why visiting a couple of times a year makes so much sense.
A video which young people, perhaps all of us, should see. Not hyped up, just made by real people who care about others and the heartbreak not taking steps to prevent melanoma can bring to any family.
Over 3 million cases of skin cancer arise globally each year. Many could be prevented, or easily treated at an early stage but natural instincts can be a barrier to seeking care, a battle we need to win.
Why do more skin cancers (and other sun damage) occur on our right hand side in the UK? The reason is an unrecognised danger most of us undergo regularly, or carry out as a full time occupation.