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As melanoma cases continue to rise, La Roche-Posay and awareness campaign Skinchecker are urging people to check their moles.
An organisation which operates a mobile cancer information unit regularly in Galway, is urging people to adopt positive lifestyle choices to help prevent the condition.
Skin cancer was the most common male cancer among Vhi Healthcare members in Galway last year.
The Government has this week published legislation that will prohibit operators of sunbed premises from allowing anyone under 18 to use sunbeds.
Healthy, youthful and protected skin is always on-trend. Besides preventing sunburn, wearing a UVA/UVB sunscreen daily is defence against premature ageing, wrinkles, sun spots, and most importantly, skin cancer. Skin damage from sunlight builds up with continued exposure, whether sunburn occurs or not.
Regular diagnostic tools like X-rays, CT Scans, Ultrasound are all tests of “anatomy” and are useful measurements of the structure of your body. But suppose you suffer pain that cannot be explained by these studies.
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.
The desire for a tan in Ireland, when the sun finally does appear, is so strong, that 77 per cent of women and men risk their health by not applying any sunscreen when out and about on their lunch hour, a time when the sun’s harmful rays are at peak danger levels.
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Melanoma Awareness Month is a global initiative to promote the early detection and prevention of skin cancer.