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5 Things To Consider If You’re Concerned About Skin Cancer

Apr 28, 2017 10:45:00 AM Posted by: Mr. Fuan Chan

If skin cancer is a concern for you and/or your family, there are a number of things you should be aware of. For example, there are a number of lifestyle factors – both current and historic - that can increase your risk of developing skin cancer, which is now one of the most common forms of cancer in Ireland. There are also ‘red flags’ that might indicate you are at a higher risk of the disease. Here, I have outlined some key points to consider so you can keep yourself and your loved ones healthy.


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.


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.


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.


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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