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Preventing harmful UV exposure is the key to reducing the chances of skin cancer.

 

Remember that the sun shines everywhere, not just the beach, and that harmful UV rays UV can still do damage even when it doesn’t feel hot outside.

 

Download, read and share.

 

We have prepared educational materials. You will find useful advices.

 

Feel free to download these documents and share them with your family, friends, colleagues...

 

People are traveling in your offices, lounges, corridors, health club, shops, waiting rooms?
Your job will take you to see, touch or take care of the skin of your clients? Do not miss out of danger.

 

Download and print this poster.

Download the brochure and learn how to detect lesions at risk.

Preventing skin cancer

Skin cancer is one of the world’s most common cancers. The good news is that it is usually treatable if detected early - and there are things we can do to prevent it.

Always be sunsafe

Avoid unnecessary exposure.

Seek shade where possible, and avoid the summer sun during the middle of the day.

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Wear protective clothing

Include dark colours, long sleeves, a widebrimmed hat and UV-rated sunglasses.

For children, look for clothing with inbuilt sun protection.

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Apply sunscreen

Check that yours has a high protection factor against both UVA and UVB rays. Remember that sunscreen takes effect around half an hour after its application and only lasts for two to three hours.

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Protect children

Children are at the greatest risk of long-term health issues related to unsafe sun exposure.

Outside play is important, but you should never let a child get sunburnt.

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Check your skin once a month for spots that:

 

  • Change size, colour and/or shape
  • Appear different to the rest (the ‘Ugly Duckling’ sign)
  • Are asymmetric or have uneven borders
  • Feel rough or scaly (sometimes you can feel lesions before you can see them)
  • Are multi-coloured
  • Are itchy
  • Are bleeding or oozing
  • Look pearly
  • Look like a wound but do not heal

 

If you see two or more of these warning signs, don’t delay. Visit your doctor immediately.

 

Because melanoma is particularly serious, you should be familiar with the signs to look for.

 

The ABCDE of melanoma can help you to detect it early:

 

 

 

A. Is the spot asymmetric?

 

Benign

 

Malignant

B. Does it have uneven borders?

 

Benign

 

Malignant

C. Does it contain different colours?

 

Benign

 

Malignant

D. Is it larger than 6mm in diameter?

 

Benign

 

Malignant

E. Is there an evolution in growth?

 

Before

 

After