South Africa, with all its sunshine, has a very high rate of skin cancer. Most skin cancers are treatable and also highly preventable.
CANSA has a focused SunSmart Programme at schools, nationally. This is conducted during the year as we are given the opportunity. Newcastle needs local support and resources to enable us to undertake more of these programmes.
There are four types of skin cancer:
- Link between skin cancer and solar radiation
- Department of Health
- World Health Organisation – Skin cancer