Climate change is affecting us all, from flooding and fires, to a declining ozone layer. See the health outcomes, what is being done on a large scale and the ways billions of us could help.
The coronavirus pandemic has seen fewer people seeking diagnosis and treatment for many illnesses, due to choice, or sparse resources. Coupled with misinformation, there is an effect on people’s health which we need to sidestep.
Cancer treatment of all types has declined during the Covid-19 pandemic, with research confirming unwanted outcomes. Late diagnosis and treatment are particular issues for skin cancer, which can be avoided.
Odd media articles have suggested that Covid-19 vaccination doesn’t mix with skin cancer. See the reality of vaccines for skin cancer patients and why you need to take rational action, to safeguard yourself, or others.
An experiment at Stanford demonstrated that the message you think you are communicating can be hard for listeners to grasp. For skin cancer, ensuring three essential points get across is vital to all our health.
A map of the world made from medicine may seem offbeat, yet healthcare is something which unites us all. Diseases do not respect international boundaries, including skin cancers such as melanoma.
Clothing designed to protect you from the sun’s UV rays is readily available and can now be quite fashionable. See the benefit this offers to people of all ages and the science behind a quite logical choice.
Initiatives such as Men’s Health Week have helped to improve longevity for men and reduce serious illness. For skin cancer, changing inherent behaviour on seeking treatment remains a critical task.
There are other factors but the greatest cause of delayed skin cancer treatment for patients with darker skin is lack of knowledge, within medicine and society. See how misconceptions can and should be set aside.
Medical developments can be a rare benefit from plagues, or wars, the current global pandemic following a similar pattern. Unwelcome in every way, yet change has been accelerated and will stay with us.