Skin cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in the world. You are far more at risk during the summer as it’s caused by UV radiation affecting skin cells. The most common sign of skin cancer is a new mole or a mole that has changed its shape or colour recently. If you think you have any new moles or an existing mole has changed shape or colour – see your doctor.
Top 3 tips to help prevent skin cancer:
- Check your moles regularly
- Use this simple ABCDE system to help identify what you’re looking out for
- Protect your skin by using sunscreen with a UV factor of at least 30. Getting sunburnt just once in 2 years can triple your risk of melanoma.
We have a regular Mole Clinic at the Spire Sussex Hospital in Hastings. Call 07925 160934 to book.
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