The summer holidays can be a great time to get outdoors, but with it comes the risk of sun exposure. Dermatologists say the sun poses a danger even on cloudy days.
The sooner a skin cancer is identified and treated, the better your chance of avoiding surgery or, in the case of a serious melanoma or other skin cancer, potential disfigurement or even death.
It's important to get to know your skin and what is normal for you, so that you notice any changes. Skin cancers rarely hurt and are much more frequently seen than felt.
Develop a regular habit of checking your skin for new spots and changes to existing. freckles or moles.
It is a good idea to talk to your doctor about your level of risk and for advice on early detection.