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More than one in six outpatient attendances at Galway University Hospitals (UHG and Merlin Park) in 2014 involved newly diagnosed cancer patients.
As melanoma cases continue to rise, La Roche-Posay and awareness campaign Skinchecker are urging people to check their moles.
There are approximately 450 new cases of oral cancer diagnosed every year in the island of Ireland. This figure is comparable to cervical cancer and melanoma and it has a high morbidity rate despite advances in surgical and reconstructive techniques. There are four to five deaths for every 10 cases of oral cancer. The rates for males are three times higher than females and lifestyle plays a significant role. Smoking, alcohol, and poor diet are the major risk factors, with tobacco linked to more than 75 per cent of cases of intra oral cancer.
The Irish Melanoma Forum will host a public information in Dublin next week at which all aspects of melanoma will be discussed.
Fianna Fáil has published legislation to bring about stricter controls on the use of sunbeds. Health spokesperson Billy Kelleher says: “The use of sunbeds needs to be controlled to reduce the risk of developing skin cancer. One hundred and forty thousand people in Ireland use sunbeds on a regular basis and of these, 20 per cent are between the ages of 15 to 24 years.
Melanoma Awareness Month is a global initiative to promote the early detection and prevention of skin cancer.
La Roche-Posay, the brand recommended by 25,000 dermatologists worldwide, now offers an even higher UV protection in Anthelios Extreme Fluid SPF50+, providing the highest sun protection available on the market.
La Roche-Posay is delighted to announce the launch of a tinted version of the popular Anthelios Extreme Fluid 50+, the highest protection with the lightest texture, which has a slight tint to give your skin a radiant glow.
A Carlow family who lost their wife and mother to incorrect diagnosis are to be awarded €250,000 following a High Court decision made this month.