People living alone, rather than with a partner tend to see later diagnosis of skin cancers, with worse outcomes. The cause is well understood and avoiding risks from delayed treatment is possible for us all, with a little effort.
If symptoms are not caught early, treatment for serious skin cancers can bring side effects, with long term consequences. See how young lives can be affected and ways people can avoid harmful health issues in the future.
Sunscreen use has grown in recent decades, although misunderstandings still abound. The web has brought ideas for home recipes, there are concerns on vitamin D production, or how much sunscreen to use. See the research proven reality and how to protect yourself.
A little sunlight can be a pleasure at all ages, although our skin is delicate in the first few months after birth. See ways you can offer protection, for the present and to help prevent skin cancers from developing in later years.
UV forecasts are one of the most accurate parts of weather prediction and readily available in the UK. Being informed can help you tailor decisions on activities, timing, what to wear and wider protection which make sense on the day.
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.