Damage to the skin usually begins at an early age from exposure to UV radiation – through sunburn in particular. Over exposure to UV rays, usually from spending prolonged periods in the sun or from other sources such as tanning machines in solariums, is the biggest risk factor for skin cancer. Protecting your skin effectively is the best way to minimise your risk.
Non-melanoma skin cancer is the growth of abnormal skin cells, usually caused by exposure to the sun. Taking simple sun-safety measures will protect your skin from harmful UV damage and dramatically decrease the risk of developing skin cancer.
At Cancer Fund, we help anyone touched by skin cancer through our FREE services and programmes. From diagnosis and treatment through to recovery and rehabilitation, with our support you will never feel alone as you navigate life with cancer.
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