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Staying Safe In The Sun By Using SPF To Reduce The Risk Of Skin Cancer

Apr 21, 2017 10:15:00 AM Posted by: Mr. Fuan Chan

One of the main lines of defence against developing skin cancer is protecting the skin from the harmful rays of the sun by using an SPF (sun protection factor) product every day. Our skin is exposed to the sun’s UV rays (UVA and UVB – there is also a UVC but this mostly burns off in the atmosphere and doesn’t pose a problem) all year round, no matter where we are. That means being sun smart and using SPF is as important here in Ireland, where it tends to be overcast, as it is when you go on holiday to sunnier climates.

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Five Common Misconceptions About Skin Cancer

Apr 14, 2017 10:20:00 AM Posted by: Mr. Fuan Chan

It’s starting to get warmer and many of you might be thinking of taking a break over Easter, or even just looking at that holiday you want to take in the summer, so it’s also a good time to think about sun protection. Sun damage is the leading cause of skin cancer, so it is important to know the facts and ensure your skin is well protected. There is a lot of misinformation out there about skin cancer; who is at risk from the disease and how it develops. Early detection is very important when it comes to treating the illness so being aware of the facts around skin cancer is essential. Here are five of the more common inaccurate beliefs about the condition – and the truth behind them.

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Tips And Advice On Using Suncare Products To Reduce The Risk Of Skin Cancer

Mar 21, 2017 10:30:00 AM Posted by: Mr. Fuan Chan

If you are concerned about skin cancer, taking care of your own and your family’s skin day to day, all year long, is one of the most important steps you can take. Exposure to sunlight, or to be more specific, the sun’s UV rays, is one of the main causes of skin cancer. Contrary to popular belief, the sun emits UV rays all year round and even on cloudy, overcast days (and yes, here in Ireland too), skin is exposed to them. These rays penetrate the skin and can trigger reactions that lead to various forms of skin cancer. Being sun smart is one of our best defences against the disease.

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Basal Cell Carcinoma: What It Is And What To Look Out For

Feb 24, 2017 10:30:00 AM Posted by: Mr. Fuan Chan

While we tend to think of skin cancer as just one illness, there are in fact a number of types of cancer under this single umbrella. In Ireland, the most common skin cancers are what we call non-melanoma skin cancers. According to the Irish Cancer Society, there were close to 10,000 non-melanoma skin cancers diagnosed here in 2013.

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Squamous Cell Carcinoma: What It Is And What To Look Out For

Feb 17, 2017 10:30:00 AM Posted by: Mr. Fuan Chan

There are numerous types of skin cancer and it is always a good idea to be aware of what to look out for as regards changes in the appearance of your skin. Non-melanoma skin cancers are the most common types of skin cancer here, with the Irish Cancer Society reporting that there were almost 10,000 non-melanoma skin cancers diagnosed in Ireland in 2013.

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