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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.
Melanoma Awareness Month is a global initiative to promote the early detection and prevention of skin cancer.
John (not his real name) accidentally discovered he had haemochromatosis after having a melanoma removed at University Hospital Galway.