The graph shows temperature change on our planet over the last century. A trend followed by skin cancer as sun exposure grows and contributes to the condition, although other key factors are evident in the latest worldwide data.
Men’s health week is just drawing to a close for 2020 and has focused on the Covid-19 pandemic. Understandable in the situation we face, although men should also be aware of another epidemic which brings similar risk levels.
UK wide screening programs exist for colon, breast and cervical cancer, yet not for skin cancer. See the logic on both sides of the argument, research to date and opportunities to move forward in support of patients.
The sun offers pleasure but at the same time, brings forward signs of ageing. The cellular damage underlying this is the cause of skin cancer, a growing, yet avoidable disease we often start to build early in life.
Much has been made of using UV light to cure coronavirus, on youtube, instagram, websites and at press conferences. Take a step back from the hype, see what UV rays do and the effect they may have on your body.
Monitoring moles yourself using an app may seem valuable. Checking your skin regularly is a great idea but should you rely on the performance of an app, or does the latest research question their abilities.
There is no sound medical reason why gay, or bisexual men should be more at risk of skin cancer but they are. See how detailed research has identified the level of increased risk and the primary reasons behind this.
Why are a range of people under 40 at higher risk of skin cancer, particularly melanoma? See recent research on how the sun and genetics interplay to create risk, along with testing which can help to avoid late treatment.
One form of cancer has grown faster than any other in the UK. As with others, this is primarily lifestyle based and in the same way that diet, or smoking can bring cancers, we know the primary cause of this condition.
Non melanoma skin cancers are often seen as benign but they may not be. Read about a form which is increasing in the UK and how we can all ensure this doesn’t become a life threatening, or disfiguring problem.