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 Esme Collins says... I certainly know what it is to be touch deprived (total lack of affection = anger!) Are you touch-deprived? ” 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. How is skin cancer diagnosed? 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 Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life. Live healthier Child nutrition » Your child's nutrition Nutrition for schoolkids Diets for toddlers The parent's guide to food labels Making sense of food labels and matching them to the needs of family members can be a challenge. Here are some tips from dietician Megan Pentz-Kluyts. Financial wellness » Money disappointments Investment tips Financially freaked out? High debt may have negative health consequences A new study found that high financial debt is associated with higher blood pressure and poorer general and mental health in young adults.