Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in South Africa with over 20 000 cases per year. In fact we have the second-highest incidence of skin cancer in the world after Australia.
To avoid skin cancer you need to be sun smart, especially in your youth and make sure you are regularly screened.
We have fantastic weather and many of us enjoy an active outdoor lifestyle. But we need to be sun smart especially when we are young. Our skin is often damaged during our childhood and then skin cancer manifests later in our life.
So our top tips are:
It is important to have a regular screening of your skin by an expert, to ensure you do not have any signs of skin cancer. If you detect skin cancer at an early stage then it is easier to treat.
You may want to have your moles checked by an expert should you have: