We can just get it burned off… We’ll be right.
Skin cancer is one of those cancers we sometimes tend to think “well we can just get it burned off. We’ll be right.” It’s really only the last generation that we really have taken sun protection seriously. We cover our kids with creams, no hats no policy in schools and so forth. A child of the seventies and eighties it was a different story. We covered ourselves with reef oil and I remembered always being in a competition with my girlfriends who could get the darkest tan. The funny thing is, my sister Rachel, never sun baked and was diagnosed with a melanoma skin cancer at age 30. She grew up in the northern rivers area which boasts the highest rate of melanoma skin cancer in Australia.
We started having spray tans after Rachael’s diagnosis, but I was worried about what we were putting into her scar. I researched the ingredients and was shocked at what I found. So I started making batches from my little kitchen using only organic and natural ingredients. Many sticky batches later I was successful.
Here are some melanoma skin cancer facts below
- Skin cancers account for around 80% of all newly diagnosed cancers.
- 95% and 99% of skin cancers are caused by exposure to the sun.
- GPs have over 1,000,000 patient consultations per year for skin cancer.
- In Australia the incidence of skin cancer is one of the highest in the world, and two to three times the rates in Canada, the US and the UK.
So don’t it put off, have your skin checked regularly and stay safe in the sun.