Prevention

Prevention of melanoma

Overexposure to Ultra Violet light causes 95% of melanoma.

Prevention is the key to avoiding melanoma. The best way to prevent melanoma is to protect your skin from the sun's UV rays.

There are many risk factors that increase the chances of melanoma, including; a high mole count; fair skin; a tendency to sunburn easily; family history of melanoma; and excessive sun exposure under the age of 15. 

Prevention is the key to avoiding melanoma. The best way to prevent melanoma is to protect your skin from the sun's UV rays.

sunAvoid the sun from 10am - 2pm (10am - 4pm DST).


solariumsNever use solariums or sunbeds.


sunscreenApply sunscreen thoroughly 30 mins prior to sun exposure (reapply every 2 hours). 


protectionWear collared and sleeved shirts, sunglasses, wide-brimmed hats.


shadeStay in the shade wherever possible.


handTeach children sun protection early & always protect their skin (childhood sunburn greatly increases the risk of melanoma).

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