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.
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.