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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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How To Recognise If You Are At Risk Of Skin Cancer

Apr 4, 2017 10:30:00 AM Posted by: Mr. Fuan Chan

When it comes to skin cancers such as melanoma, basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, early detection is so very important. They are increasingly treatable, which is great, but early diagnosis can minimise the amount and severity of treatment needed. That’s why it is so essential to know what you’re looking for. There are also a number of factors that can increase your chances of developing skin cancer, and being aware of these is also useful. I have outlined some below.

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Ongoing Skin Cancer Research And How It Informs Us About The Disease And Its Treatment

Mar 29, 2017 10:30:00 AM Posted by: Mr. Fuan Chan

While skin cancer is a problem across the world, it undoubtedly a very big issue here in our corner of Europe. The typically pale skin tones combined with a climate that doesn’t really encourage the use of sun protection but still poses the same UV threat every day, result in very high incidences of melanoma, basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.

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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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The Importance Of Sun Protection For Farmers To Reduce The Risk Of Skin Cancer

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

Does your lifestyle put you at a greater risk of developing skin cancer? It’s not a question we often ask ourselves, but it is an important one – and if you spend a lot of time outdoors the answer might be yes. In particular, if you have a job that requires you spend a lot of time working outside, you need to be vigilant about protecting your skin from UV rays. Ireland has a large farming industry and farmers – and their families - spend a lot of time outside, all year round. It is very important to consider skin health if you work in this industry.

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