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Wednesday 7 June 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Skin Cancer

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# Skin Cancer
New test reliably predicts spread or return of melanoma
Scientists have developed the new tool after making a breakthrough in understanding how skin cancers grow.
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# debunk
Debunked: No, you won't develop skin cancer from wearing sunglasses
A social media claim is wrongly saying that sunglasses are harmful.
# protect your skin
Warning to protect children in the sun as 90% of 10-17 year olds say they've had sunburn at least once
New research was published by the Institute of Public Health and NUI Galway today.
# Your Say
Poll: Does the price of sunscreen influence your usage?
Over 11,000 cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year.
# sun safety
'Stay safe, make smart decisions': Here's how to look after yourself during the warm weather
Met Éireann has said that this weekend will see temperatures hit as high as 25 degrees.
# Be prepared
Do you work indoors? Here's why you need to be wary of the sun - even when it's cloudy out
People are being warned that their skin can still be damaged on cloudy days.
# Organ Donation
Michael has had three transplants and is helping other patients come to terms with kidney failure
The former Dublin hurler is also receiving treatment for skin cancer.
# budget 2018
Vat rate on sunbed services almost doubles to 23%
Senator Catherine Noone said that sunbeds are currently defined as “care of the human body”.
# uv rays
'I thought a mark on my face was acne, but it was skin cancer'
Orla Fallon was diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma at the start of her Leaving Cert year.
# outdoor risks
Skin cancer deaths in Ireland: One in four are construction workers or farmers
Workers in these industries are being urged to be aware of the risks of exposure to the sun.
# Skin Cancer
Designer says burkini bans in France have boosted sales of the swimwear
“Women are standing together on this. It doesn’t matter what race or religion.”
What do I do if I find something unusual on my skin? Here's some advice from an expert
Roseleen Flaherty from the Irish Cancer Society talks about how to check if you have skin cancer.
# Health
Ireland has the 14th-highest rates of skin cancer in the world
Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer worldwide.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you wear sun cream in Ireland?
Irish people are more susceptible to skin cancer – are we protecting ourselves?
# Safety First
This patch will say you're at risk of being sunburned before it happens
The UV Patch, which changes colour to indicate the different levels of sun exposure, will be launched here in June.
# Not Fair
People with red hair are more at risk of developing skin cancer
Being born with a red hair gene may double your chance of developing skin cancer.
# word of warning
Hugh Jackman tells people to wear sunscreen after another skin cancer surgery
The actor said he is “an example of what happens when you don’t wear sunscreen”.
# Progress
Good news as cancer rates among Irish men start to plateau
There is concern, however, about lung cancer rates among women as they continue to rise.
# Skin Cancer
Have more than 11 moles on your arm? Get them checked
New research could help GPs identify those with a higher risk of developing melanoma.
# sunburn art
People are getting sunburned on purpose for 'sunburn tattoos'
Everybody’s free (to wear sunscreen).
# Skin Cancer
Are you a 'young, affluent city-dweller'? (If 'yes' - maybe read this)
Why you need to cover-up in the city – even on these sunny-but-cloudy summer days.
# Cold Sores
A herpes virus is being harnessed to battle skin cancer...
The results of the trial showed the treatment could lengthen survival by years in some patients.
# warning
Woman's graphic skin cancer treatment photo goes viral
It’s not nice – but it’s necessary to see.
# Your Say
Poll: Should sunbed use be banned?
They’re already banned in Brazil and parts of Australia.
# Sun Bed Ban
Child tanners banned from sunbeds
Topping up a tan using sunbeds will no longer be an option for under-18s as new legislation comes into force on Monday.
# burn baby burn
There's a high UV rating today so slather on that sunscreen
It’s expected to reach 22 degrees today with a UV index between 6 and 8.
# Skin Cancer
'Jesus, there's a lump there' - Michael Noonan recalls the moment he discovered he had cancer
The finance minister said he found a lump on his shoulder in February.
# Cancer
Michael Noonan received treatment for skin cancer after finding lump
The Minister for Finance said he received five weeks radiotherapy and then had a sarcoma removed.
# melanoma monday
Infographic: Here's how you spot skin cancer
Skin cancer is the most common form of the disease in Ireland and most cases can be prevented if caught early. Here’s how to do that…
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in Ireland and the numbers are rising
There’s been an 81 per cent increase in incidents since records began in 1994.
# problems
Padraig Harrington reveals he's had treatment for skin cancer
The three-time major winner lost his father, Patrick, to cancer and said that he wanted to raise awareness of the disease.
# Your Say
Poll: Should planned legislation on sunbeds be stricter?
Legislation to ban the use of sunbeds by under 18s and regulate the industry has been approved but the Irish Cancer Society says this is not enough. Do you agree?
# Cancer
Vinnie Jones and wife Tanya both being treated for skin cancer
The news comes just days after actor Hugh Jackman announced that he was found to have basal cell carcinoma on his nose.
# Cancer
Vinnie Jones and wife Tanya both being treated for skin cancer
The news comes just days after actor Hugh Jackman announced that he was found to have basal cell carcinoma on his nose.
# Ireland
Rates of certain types of skin cancer have increased since 2002
The National Cancer Registry Ireland said that an average of 6,899 cases of invasive skin cancer were diagnosed each year in Ireland between 1994 and 2011.
# feeling hot hot hot
Put away the aftersun: scientists may have found an end to sunburn pain
The sore, red and sometimes itchy skin that we get from too many rays is caused by a molecule called TRPV4, blocking it will block pain.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you wear sunscreen when out in the sun?
What do you do to make sure your skin is protected from harmful UV rays?
# heatwaves
294 deaths may have been caused by Irish... heatwaves
The study found that because Ireland’s climate is changing there will be more heatwaves, which may result in more heat-related deaths.
Column: You can get a tan from a bottle, so save your skin
People in Ireland seem to be obsessed with getting a tan – but this country has one of the highest skin cancer rates in the entire world. It’s time to wake up to the real danger sun of exposure, says Pauline Power, who was diagnosed with a melanoma at 29.
# mole mapping
Calls for health insurers to include mole mapping in general policies
However, the Irish Cancer Society believes it is more important for people to check and know their own skin rather than having their moles mapped digitally.