Skin Cancer and the Sun

Got something to share about the results from our recent sun awareness survey? This is where to get involved in the discussions. Read all about the survey results here: http://www.talkhealthpartnership.com/fr ... reness.php

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JustJayne01
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by JustJayne01 on Thu Oct 20, 2016 8:28 am

Skin Cancer and the Sun

I was surprised at how ignorant people were when it comes to skin cancer and the attitude to having to have a tan all year round, as well as assuming that everyone goes on holiday!
I'm a pale and freckled skinned, auburn haired woman. I have lots of sun damage thanks to sunbathing all day long as a teen and up to my late 30s. Now, at 56, I don't care whether I have a tan or not, what is the point in looking like an Oompa-Lumpa all year around? It looks ridiculous. I don't even wear tinted moisturiser or fake tan. I use high factor sun lotion all summer long, even on dull days... newsflash! The sun is still there even if it's dull!
Now that I know skin cancer has a symptom of rough, itchy, scaly patches, I'm making an appointment with my GP, I have several on my legs and one or two on my arms, better safe than sorry!

Olivia Rendall
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by Olivia Rendall on Fri Oct 21, 2016 4:50 pm

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Absolutely - if you ever suspect you may have symptoms and you'd like an expert opinion, its a good idea to speak to your doctor.

Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts on the results!

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