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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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Busting skin cancer myths and protecting yourself from harmful UV rays

Oct 17, 2016 11:15:00 AM Posted by: Mr. Fuan Chan

While there is an increasing awareness of skin cancer and the risks of developing the disease, there is still a lot of misinformation out there. Many people have incorrect perceptions about skincare and skin cancers such as melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma - e.g. that sunbeds give a 'safe base' tan before a holiday. Not only can this be confusing, it can be dangerous.

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Remember A,B,C,D,E: The home guide to checking for signs of skin cancer

Oct 12, 2016 11:15:00 AM Posted by: Mr. Fuan Chan

According to the Irish Cancer Society, skin cancer is the most common cancer in Ireland, with just over 10,000 cases diagnosed here in 2013. Given that most cases are caused by over-exposure to UV rays, it is very possible to take preventive matters to help reduce the risk for you and your loved ones of developing the disease.  

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Skin Cancer: What You Need to Know

Oct 5, 2016 12:01:00 PM Posted by: Mr. Fuan Chan

While skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in Ireland, there is much you can do to reduce your and your family’s chances of developing it. You can see our introduction to skin cancer and what you need to know here, but the most important thing to remember is that many forms of skin cancer are very treatable and early detection, combined with improved medical care, means the outlook is much more positive than it used to be. Similarly, where surgery is required, advances in plastic surgery mean that the procedures can be carried out with the best visible results.

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