Cancer Prevention

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Our Cancer Prevention Team

Sue and Aileen, our specialist Cancer Prevention Team, visit schools, colleges, businesses, social clubs and community groups within the Three Counties of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire, to discuss preventative measures and raise awareness of how early detection can improve outcomes. We provide these vital services completely free of charge.

If you would like to arrange a visit from our friendly Cancer Prevention Team, please email sue.white@cobalthealth.co.uk

 

May is skin cancer awareness month

Tips to enjoy the sun safely?

In the UK, over the last decade, the numbers of people diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer have increased by 50%.  

Too much UV light from the sun can damage DNA and lead to skin cancer. The best way to enjoy the sun safely and protect your skin from sunburn is to use a combination of shade, clothing and sunscreen. 

Most important tips:

Spend time in the shade, especially between 11am and 3pm in the UK

Cover up with clothes, a hat and sunglasses

Use a sunscreen with a protection level of at least SPF15 and 4 stars

Apply sunscreen before going out, use generously and reapply regularly.