A growing problem: There were over 1,000 cases of melanoma in Ireland in 2014

Source: The Journal, June 2017

FOR THE FIRST time, the number of melanoma skin cancer diagnoses in Ireland breached the 1,000 mark.
The latest figures available from the National Cancer Registry show that in 2014 there were 10,304 cases of non-melanoma skin cancer, and 1,041 cases of melanoma.

The Irish Skin Foundation will be launching the Protect & Inspect campaign which will “target the sun-loving public but with a particular focus on those who intend to spend time holidaying in the sun”.

“The main aim of the campaign is to help clarify and simplify how people can protect and inspect their skin,” the charity, which supports people with skin diseases said.

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in Ireland, and we’re the 14th most susceptible nation in the world for skin cancer, with 16% of those diagnosed dying.

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