SKIN CANCER IS THE MOST
COMMON CANCER IN THE UK

Skin cancer kills more people in the UK than
Australia - the UV capital of the world!

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RATES OF SKIN CANCER ARE RISING
FASTER THAN ANY OTHER CANCER

and it is now one of the biggest cancer
killers in the 15-34 age group!

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ALMOST ALL SKIN CANCERS ARE
CAUSED BY OVER EXPOSURE TO UV

That mean's that almost all skin cancers are
preventable by being sun savvy...

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Lady giving a toddler a piggy back in the sun

LOOK AFTER YOUR SKIN
AND STAY SAFE IN THE SUN

At Skcin we are dedicated to preventing
skin cancer through education...

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Lady giving a toddler a piggy back in the sun

SUN SAFE SCHOOLS
AND SUN SAFE NURSERIES

Skcin have developed national, annual
accreditation schemes to educate children
on the importance of sun safety...

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George the Sun Safe Superstar courtesy of AXA PPP

GEORGE COMES TO LIFE IN OUR
ANIMATED CHILDREN'S STORY

View the animated version of 'George the
Sun Safe Superstar', courtesy of AXA PPP
Healthcare, in partnership with Skcin...

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SKCIN HAVE PARTNERED
WITH VIRGIN HOLIDAYS

Promoting sun safety to holiday makers
and active tan seekers to educate a difficult
‘at risk’ group all year round...

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SUN SAFE WORKPLACES

National accreditation scheme developed
by Skcin to educate outdoor workers and
their employees about the importance
of sun safety in the workplace...

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SUN SAFETY & SPORT
ENGLAND GOLF CAMPAIGN

Promoting awareness and sun safety
across the English Golf Union’s
3.4 million regular golfers...

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Skin Cancer - Facts, Prevention & Detection

ALMOST ALL SKIN CANCERS ARE CAUSED BY OVER-EXPOSURE TO
ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION (UVR) FROM THE SUN AND/OR SUNBEDS.
ALL SKIN TYPES CAN BE DAMAGED BY EXPOSURE TO UVR. DAMAGE
IS PERMANENT, IRREVERSIBLE AND INCREASES WITH EACH EXPOSURE.

  • Skin cancer is the UK’s most common and fastest rising cancer
  • Malignant melanoma is one of the most common cancers in
    young adults (aged 15-34) in the UK
  • More people die from skin cancer in the UK than Australia
  • Over 80% of all skin cancers are caused by over-exposure
    to the sun and/or sunbeds, making the majority of all skin
    cancers preventable with sun safety measures.
Skin Cancer Prevention Top Tips
Skin Cancer Prevention Top Tips
Look after your skin and follow
the golden rules of sun safety
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Skin Cancer - The Warning Signs
Skin Cancer - The Warning Signs
Learn how to check your skin and
what you should be looking for...
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Solar UV Radiation - The Facts
Solar UV Radiation - The Facts
Know your UVA from UVB - learn
how UVR can cause skin cancer
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Sun Safety for Children & Babies
Sun Safety for Children & Babies
A child’s delicate skin can easily
burn - learn how to protect them
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Sun Safety & Skin Cancer Booklet
Sun Safety & Skin Cancer Booklet
Download all you need to
know in one handy little book
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Sunbeds Can Cause Melanoma!
Sunbeds Can Cause Melanoma!
Sunbeds are not safe - fact! Find
out the truth and misconceptions
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Sunburn And Skin Cancer
Sunburn And Skin Cancer
Find out what happens when we
burn and why it’s important not to
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The Vitamin D Debate
The Vitamin D Debate
Uncertain about Vitamin D and
how much sun we need?
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Sun Safe Schools
Sun Safe Schools
National primary school accreditation scheme developed by Skcin to teach children and assist schools and parents on the importance of sun safety
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Sun Safe Nurseries
Sun Safe Nurseries
National pre-school accreditation scheme developed by Skcin to teach children and assist settings and parents on the importance of sun safety
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Sun Safe Workplaces
Sun Safe Workplaces
National workplace accreditation scheme developed by Skcin to teach outdoor workers and employers the importance of sun safety
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Virgin Holidays
Virgin Holidays
Skcin have partnered with Virgin Holidays to target the most difficult ‘at risk’ group of holiday makers and active tan seekers for all year round awareness
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The UV Forecast in:

  • The UV index is a 5 category solar UV forecast provided by the Met Office in the UK.
  • The higher the number the stronger the UVR and the less time it takes damage to occur
  • When the UV index is at 3
    and above, sun protection
    measures should be taken
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WHO SUPPORTED THE APPEAL
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