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Need to Talk?Skin Cancer Information
Skin cancer is the UK’s most common and fastest rising cancer.
It is now one of the biggest cancer killers in 15-34 year olds.
Solar Ultra Violet Radiation (UVR) is a known carcinogen.
It cannot be seen or felt and is the primary cause of skin cancer
Sunburn is a reaction to UV radiation and is a clear sign that
you have seriously damaged your skin.
Sunbeds are not safe - FACT! UV radiation from sunbeds can
cause serious and irreparable damage and cause melanoma
Worried about Vitamin D? Know the facts and how much sun
we need to produce the required daily levels.
Our skin is our body’s largest organ that performs a variety of
vital functions - learn how UVR affects and damages our skin
All skin types can be damaged by UVR, but some skin types
and family history of skin cancer can mean you are more at risk
If you are newly diagnosed with skin cancer, have a friend or relative who has skin cancer, or just need to talk about treatment, care or anything else that is concerning you, please call the MacMillan supportline. They are available Monday to Friday (9am-8pm) for cancer support over the phone in the comfort of your own home.
MacMillan supportline FREE on 0808 808 0000
If you would like to be in touch with other people affected by melanoma to get together,
ask questions, share experiences and support each other please visit:
A Facebook page/group called Melanoma Mates, a community of Melanoma patients and their family/carers which may be of interest/use if you have been recently diagnosed.
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