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Infographic: Here's how you spot skin cancer

Skin cancer is the most common form of the disease in Ireland and most cases can be prevented if caught early. Here’s how to do that…

Source: American Academy of Dermatology

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TODAY IS MELANOMA Monday and to highlight the prevalence of this type of cancer, the American Academy of Dermatology released this handy infographic to tell people how to spot it.

Skin cancer is the most common form of the disease in Ireland and numbers are on the rise, the Irish Cancer Society warned last week.

Nine out of every ten cases of the cancer are caused by UV raised from the sun or sunbeds and, as such, these cases are preventable.

As the infographic above says, when caught early, skin cancer is highly treatable so take a few minutes out of your day to check yourself out and remember to slap on a bit of sun cream this summer.

For more information on skin cancer in Ireland, visit the Irish Cancer Society website. 

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