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13 April 2019
After Australia, South Africa has the highest incidence of skin cancer in the world! More than 700 people die each year in our country. The three most common types of skin cancers are basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and malignant melanoma.
More than 90% of skin cancer is caused by sun exposure:
Look out for:
Owing to the hole in the ozone layer (known to protect the earth from the sun), South Africa is receiving increased amounts of UVA and UVB rays from the sun), therefore sunscreens must have broad spectrum protection abilities.
The good news is that skin cancer can be prevented by respecting the sun.