The largest study to date on sunburn, sun exposure and skin cancer risk was published in 2023. The results, from a decades long study of around 170,000 participants, were beyond reasonable doubt.
Specialist nurse Nikki Hunter believes that amongst inevitable negatives on skin cancer, positive news on advances in treatment helps patients. They should know about the benefits of available technology.
See a video from a young lady who understands the damage silence, or misunderstanding can do, by not encouraging the use of sun protection by people of all skin colours.
Significant contrasts exist between northern and southern Europe, with high and low skin cancer incidence, or variable recovery rates. The reasons for this are fairly clear and offer lessons we can all learn from.
Spotting all skin diseases at an early stage is valuable and for skin cancer, this can make such a difference to required treatment. The brief time you need to check and get to know your skin is time well spent.
Skin cancer cases in England are now well beyond 200,000 per year and the growth rate exceeds other forms of cancer. See a breakdown of types, the recovery potential and actions we should take.
The WHO have officially announced an end to the Covid-19 pandemic, although the disease has not entirely gone away. We have also learned the importance of being better prepared in future, not least on skin cancer.
Major conferences, such as the American Association Of Dermatologist’s meet up can be good places to gather, or share knowledge. Helping to develop techniques which will build the future of care for patients.
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is an exceptional treatment for actinic keratosis and other conditions. A new way of being treated has been developed, bringing painless, controlled light delivery, in a relaxed environment.
An old research paper gives an opportunity to compare knowledge and views with two decades ago. There is positive change, especially in medical terms but public perception has not improved as hoped.