Skin Cancer Prevention
Sun Damage or Skin Lesions Should Not Be Ignored
Protect You & Your Family from Sunspots and Skin Cancer by taking the following precautions:
- Every day, use broad-spectrum sunscreens with a SPF of 30+ or higher that block both UVA and UVB rays.
- When in the sun, reapply sunscreen every two hours, or immediately after swimming or excessive sweating.
- Wear clothing that cover your skin, such as long pants, collared shirts and long sleeves.
- Choose lightweight, closely woven fabrics and choose clothing labelled with a UV protection factor of 50+.
- Wear a broad-brimmed hat.
- Wear UV-blocking wraparound sunglasses.
- Protect your children from the sun in the same way.
- Keep newbornsnew-borns out of the sun. Sunscreens should be used on babies over the age of six months.
- Avoid sunburn by minimising sun exposure when UV Alert exceeds 3.
- Avoid the sun, especially between 10AM and to 3PM, when UV levels are the most intense. Stay under the shade whenever possible.
Skin Cancer History
Previous skin cancer diagnosis increases a patient’s chance of another by a factor of 10, especially in the same skin area or nearby. This is usually because the skin has already suffered irreversible sun damage.
Thus, it is crucial to pay particular attention to any previously treated site, and any changes brought to the attention of the clinic without delay.
Even if no suspicious signs are noticed, more frequent follow-up visits, including total-body skin examinations, are an essential part of post-treatment care.
Everyone Benefits from Regular Skin Checks
This should include checking areas that are normally hidden from the sun, because skin cancer can develop anywhere on the body.
Show our Team anything you find that is new or different on your skin, especially if it is changing uniquely in any way for more than 2 to 3 weeks.