Skin cancer

Ordinary vs. unusual moles

About 1 out of 10 people has at least one mole that looks different from ordinary moles. In terms of skin cancer, it's important to know the difference. These photos will help.

Skin cancer and safety on the road

When it comes to road safety we tend to focus on driving behaviours which could reduce collisions. However, we forget about the impact driving could have on our physical health.

Basal cell cancer

Basal cell cancer (BCC) is a type of skin cancer caused by exposure to the sun. It is also called rodent ulcer.

Sunbeds a killer

Before you consider hitting that sunbed to maintain your summer tan, take note that experts are warning that sunbed use can increase your risk of deadly skin cancer by up to 75%.

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.

Risk factors for skin cancer

Doctors can't explain why one person develops skin cancer and another doesn't. But research has shown that people with certain risk factors are more likely to get it than others.


Melanoma is a potentially serious skin cancer that develops from normal skin cells called melanocytes.

Understanding cancer

Normally, cells grow and divide to form new cells as the body needs them. When cells grow old, they die, and new cells take their place. But sometimes this process goes wrong.

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