Skin cancer

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.


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

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.

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.

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Dr Suretha Kannenberg holds a degree in Medicine and a Masters in Dermatology from the University of Stellenbosch.

She currently runs a dermatology practice in Cape Town’s northern suburbs and her specialities include eczema, childhood skin conditions and acne.

She also has a passion for enhancing natural beauty through cosmetic procedures.

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