RAISING AWARENESS THROUGH EDUCATION
PROMOTING PREVENTION & EARLY DETECTION CAMPAIGNING FOR CHANGE
SKCIN: THE KAREN CLIFFORD SKIN CANCER CHARITY / REGISTERED CHARITY: 1150048
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LOOK AFTER YOUR SKIN
AND STAY SAFE IN THE SUN
At Skcin we are dedicated to preventing
skin cancer through education...
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!
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!
ALMOST ALL SKIN CANCERS
ARE CAUSED BY OVER
EXPOSURE TO UV
That means that almost all skin cancers
are preventable by being sun savvy!
THAT'S WHY SKCIN ARE
DEDICATED TO PROMOTING
Through national educational,
accreditation schemes, campaigns,
partnerships and initiatives...
TO REVERSE THE SOARING
RATES OF SKIN CANCER FOR
OUR FUTURE GENERATIONS
Knowledge is power. It's time to make
a change. Education is key, a culture
change is required and that's our mission.
Please find below some links to additional websites that provide further useful information and/or support.
Other Skcin Educational Information Sites:
Sun Safe Schools, website and resources by Skcin, dedicated to helping primary schools achieve their Sun Safe Schools accreditation and educate children on the importance of sun safety.
Sun Safe Nurseries, website and resources by Skcin, dedicated to helping pre-school settings acieve their Sun Safe accrediation and educate children on the importance of sun safety.
Sun Safe Workplaces, website and resources by Skcin, dedicated to helping employers of outdoor workers acieve their Sun Safe accrediation and educate employees in the importance of sun safety in the workplace.
Website produced by Skcin in partnership with Virgin Holidays to educate holiday makers on the importance of sun safety whilst abroad.
Website produced by Skcin as part of a national radio campaign promoting the prevention and early detection of skin cancer.
Latest Stats / Research:
Cancer Research UK, for the latest statistics and research information regarding skin cancer
The Melanoma Focus Patient Decision Aid
With the increasing number of treatment choices, many patients struggle to understand all the options available to them. Aided by a panel of clinicians, nurses and patient representatives, Melanoma Focus has produced a melanoma patient decision aid (PDA) to help patients navigate the melanoma care pathway. As well as providing key information on the available treatment choices, the tool is intended to improve communication between patients and their healthcare professionals, helping them participate more effectively in the decision-making processes.
Melanoma Focus Helpline - 0808 801 0777
This service is available to anyone in the UK who has a question about any aspect of melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer.
The Melanoma Focus Helpline Nurses are available between 7pm and 9pm each working day
MelanomaMe consists of a team of 7 counsellors (both female and male) all highly trained in Melanoma and the effects a diagnosis and the aftermath can have on the patients and their loved ones.
L.A.M (Life After Melanoma)
Life After Melanoma is a private facebook group that support eachother during and after the loss of loved ones to melanoma. Anyone wishing to join can request permission via Joanne Wheeldon who set up L.A.M following the loss of her husband Terry.
Skcin & Leo Pharma team up on an informative website showing how to check your skin for changes and early signs of skin cancer
know in one handy little book
out the truth and misconceptions
what you should be looking for...
of associated risk and protection...
burn and why it’s important not to
burn - learn how to protect them