TOP TIPS FOR SUN SAFETY
SAVE YOUR SKIN - ABCDE METHOD
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THE ABCDE METHOD
FOR SKIN CANCER SCREENING
Recognised by dermatologists, the ABCDE method is helpful in identifying suspect lesions with the naked eye.
Red flags to keep a careful eye out for include:
- The sudden development of new moles, since 8/10 melanomas arise from new moles rather than pre-existing moles.
- Changes in the size, shape or colour of existing moles.
In this section, you will discover the must-knows of skin cancer prevention: How to stay safe in the sun, what sun protection products to use and how often. You will also find detailed information on how to use the ABCDE method as a mole-screening tool, plus handy sun protection tips to make sure every inch of skin is protected.
Don’t forget that if you notice any changes, make an appointment with your GP as soon as possible.
Early detection of melanoma is extremely important.
Sun Smart Code
Tips to practice sun safety for you and your family
Avoid direct sun exposure between 11am and 3pm. Keep babies and children out of the sun at all times.
Apply 30 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply every 2 hours and after swimming and towelling.
Wear a sun hat with a brim, t-shirt and sunglasses with UV protection.
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Understanding how to protect your skin on a daily basis and knowing how to check your skin for changes that could be skin cancer can help reduce your risk.
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