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Skin

13 December 2010

I survived skin cancer

Candy Kotze Hayes was diagnosed with skin cancer in 2000. In this interview with the Cancer Association of South Africa, she shares her inspirational story.

Candy Kotze Hayes was diagnosed with skin cancer in 2000. In this interview with the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA), she shares her inspirational story.

As I worked through the experience I realised that my life was so “empty” and realised the things that were important to me. My family, spirituality and friends kept me sane.

  • Wear a hat
  • Don’t think because it's overcast that you won't burn
  • Use sun-block creams with a high UV factor
  • When you play sport such as golf, cover your ears, arms, back, etc
  • Sun block washes off – continue to apply it
  • Only go into the sun at the time of day when the sun is at its lowest
  • Keep away from sun beds
  • Protect your face, arms, legs, back and ears
  • Check moles, skin discoloration, small veins, etc
  • Wear face creams and foundations that have UV protection and sunscreens
  • Look out for products with the CANSA seal of approval

 

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