Home > Lifestyle > Sun > Skin cancer Skin cancer All sections in Sun » About the sun » Artificial tanning » Global warming » Health tips » Skin cancer » Suncare » The sun and your kids » Why we need the sun » Your skin and the sun » Sun News Don’t ignore ‘sun spots’ If you’ve noticed a small spot or rough patch on your skin that doesn’t seem to be clearing up, don’t just ignore it. It could be pre-cancerous. Subscribe Newsletter » Like Health24 on Faceboook » Quiz Test your sun sense » Types of cancer prevalent in SA men Types of cancer prevalent in SA women Are you a melanoma risk? Some people are at greater risk than others for contracting melanomas, the most serious of skin cancers. Here's a list of those most at risk. Why sunburn triggers cancer Doctors have long known that getting severe sunburn when you're young increases your risk of skin cancer later in life. Why more men get skin cancer Researchers have found that a naturally occurring amount of antioxidants in females may be the reason that males are three times more likely to get skin cancer. How to do a skin self-examination Are you at risk of skin cancer? Then your doctor may recommend that you do a regular skin self-examination. Follow this step-by-step guide. The three types of skin cancer Exposure to sunlight can increase your risk of developing one or more of the three types of skin cancer. Beating skin cancer There isn’t really anything like a healthy suntan. All damage to your skin is accumulative and sunburn at 16 could very well mean skin cancer at 35. “ Latest comment on Health24 Dewald Deef Vorster says... So true, I use to get the flu a couple of times every year, since I started consuming lots of citrus and fresh garlic and chillies about seven years ago I haven't had the flu or... How Vitamin C boosts your immune system ” Preventing skin cancer Worldwide, the highest incidence of skin cancer is found amongst the Europeans living in South Africa and Australia. Diet may help prevent skin cancer A low-kilojoule diet may help prevent skin cancer, a US study of mice suggests. Diagnosing skin cancer If you have a change on the skin, your doctor must find out whether it's due to cancer or to some other cause. This usually involves a biopsy. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Uncontrolled periodontal disease and diabetes – a collective health risk? Exam stress – a challenge for the whole family Eduloan offers affordable education finance Live healthier Medical bills » GP and money Cut medical bills Medical savings account Medical scheme: what is a self-payment gap? Have you exhausted your day-to-day benefits and moved into your self-payment gap? Here's what it means. Allergy alert » Allergy myths Cold or allergy? Children and allergies Allergy facts vs. fiction Some of the greatest allergy myths and misconceptions can actually be damaging to your health.