The good news is that existing skin cancers or melanomas are highly treatable if caught at an early stage. It is possible to reduce the likelihood of a recurrence or new skin cancer from emerging by adopting a sun smart lifestyle. Sadly, with advanced cases of skin cancer and melanoma, the mortality or death rate increases substantially.
Skin cancer is caused in around 90 per cent of cases by an accumulation of sun exposure, so it is never too late to adopt a sun safe lifestyle.
It is possible to continue living an active, outdoors lifestyle and not exacerbate an existing skin cancer or melanoma (or trigger a new one) if you take sensible sun protection measures, including:
Dermatologists will tell you that UPF50+ sun protective clothing is the most effective way to protect yourself from sunburn, skin ageing, skin cancer and melanoma.
Solbari is a leading sun protective brand with customers in over 70 countries. Solbari offers a range of UV resistant clothing. For more information, please see www.solbari.com
The Solbari Team
This blog is for information purposes only, always consult a medical professional.
Over the coming weeks, we will be publishing some stories from the Solbari Community to help raise awareness about skin cancer, melanoma and sun protection.
If you are interested in sharing your story, please answer the following questions from the relevant questionnaire and send us a picture of yourself being sun safe in the outdoors.
I grew up thinking pale was beautiful till I started university in the mid 70s. Then I took a U turn and decided a tanned look would make me look more attractive. I went all out achieving a tanned look, lying out in the sun during the summer holidays, after my summer job hours and all weekends. That went on for many years.