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Sun Awareness Month 2017

8 out of 10 people in the UK are failing to prepare properly for days out in the sun according to a survey carried out by the British Association of Dermatologists.

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the UK with rates climbing since the 1960’s with over 250,000 cases being diagnosed each year for non melanoma cases alone.

Simple changes to summer routines could mean drastic changes to your chances of developing one of the many forms of skin cancer. Applying sun screen in good time to all areas of the body and being committed to re applying throughout the day are key to staying safe, as is finding shade to stop burning as opposed to just being overly hot.

It seems that most people in the UK and indeed around the world are more concerned about protecting their eyes than they are their skin with sunglasses being the most popular item of clothing.

Consultant Dermatologist Richard Parslew from The Sefton Suite explains,

“Sunscreen should be applied every two hours when in the sun and all areas of the body should be checked. Many people think that water resistant screens are fool proof, however many are not friction resistant and can therefore easily be removed by towel drying or sweating.

While we have succeeded in making the UK public aware of the link between sun and skin cancers it is becoming more difficult to educate them on the proper uses.

Today the best sunscreens provide protection against UVB and UVA rays and should be used correctly to avoid any unnecessary problems later in life.”

For further information on our services relating to skin cancers at The Sefton Suite please contact us on 0151 330 6551.

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The Sefton Suite
Aintree University Hospital
Lower Lane
Liverpool
Merseyside
L9 7AL
Telephone: 0151 330 6551