Skin cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in Hong Kong and the risk of diagnosis is greatly increased by environmental factors, mainly sun exposure. Understanding how to protect yourself from the sun, along with identifying and monitoring skin changes can significantly reduce your risk of skin cancer.
Prolonged exposure to the sun is responsible for most skin cancers, known as non-melanoma. In Hong Kong, more than 1,000 people are diagnosed with skin cancers each year, making it the 7th* most common form of cancer diagnosed in our community.
to visit our SunSmart Skin Cancer Awareness website for more information on how to be sun smart.