Skin Cancer

Skin Cancer

Moles, Freckles and Skin Cancer

Most skin cancers are a direct result of exposure to the UV rays in sunlight. Some people are more at risk than others and tend to have one or more of the following:
  • fair skin that burns in strong sun
  • red or fair hair
  • lots of moles or freckles
  • a personal or family history of skin cancer
  • experience of sunburn, especially when young
As a general rule, the paler your skin, the more careful you should be in the sun.

skin-cancerRecommendations

  • Follow the Advice provided on the site, and always protect your skin from the sun
  • Avoid the use of sun beds or tanning booths
  • If you have any concerns regarding the change in shape, colour or growth of a mole contact your G.P.