Exposure to the UV radiation from the sun is the main cause of skin cancer. Anyone can develop skin cancer, but some people are more at risk. Now, with the weather warming up and with people preparing for Summer holidays, it’s a good time to invest in proper sun protection.
If you have a history of skin cancer, or have blonde or red hair or fair skin that burns easily, or if you have an outdoor occupation, you are among those at higher risk and should be extra vigilant when spending time in the sun. Also, if you’ve had an organ transplant or have undergone immunosuppressive drug therapy, you will need reliable sun protection.
Sun Safety Patient Information Leaflet
Mr. Smith can now provide a patient information leaflet explaining the precautions you can take to reduce the risk of developing skin cancer.
This A4 patient information sheet can be printed at home and includes information about:
- Sun safety tips
- What skin changes to look out for
- Winter sun protection tips
- Why you should avoid sunbeds
- Safety tips when using nail lamps
If you would like to be sent a copy of the leaflet, please email MylesSmith.Secretary@hcahealthcare.co.uk.