SKIN CANCER

Skinmama was a successful skin cancer prevention campaign active between 7 June and 31 October 2016. The prize draws ended but the QUIZ, GAME and INFORMATION on skin cancer are still here for you to make sure you stay healthy! Check it out and have FUN!

Skin Cancer Prevention

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the world. It is usually caused by unsafe or excessive exposure to the sun’s UV rays, which penetrate and damage the skin over time. Cancerous lesions are likely to appear in places exposed to the sun more often such as the face, neck, back and limbs.

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CHECK RISK

Who is at Higher Risk of Melanoma?

Take this quiz and find out your unique skin photo-type, discover how much you really know about protecting yourself in the sun and find out how your behaviour in the sun really measures up against safe sun habits!

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LEARN & PLAY

Mole or Melanoma? Spot the Difference!

Learn the simple ABCDE rules of melanoma detection by playing this fun game.

During the campaign we have given away five pairs of kindly donated limited edition Wood Stock handcrafted wooden sunglasses to those who solved the Quiz and were selected in a prize draw. The winners of the sunglasses were from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Ireland and Slovenia.

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SELF-CHECK

Self-examination Saves Lifes

Skin self-examination means checking one’s own skin from head to toe for suspicious lesions, including changes in existing moles and the development of new moles. This is one of the most effective ways to find melanoma in its early, most treatable stages. You may find the ABCDE rules and the ugly ducking sign helpful in telling apart moles from melanoma. Whenever you are in doubt, consult your doctor.

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PROTECTION

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Want to find out more about protecting yourself in the sun?

  • Take this quiz to find out your risk assessment for developing melanoma… do you know that your risk can be greater if you had sunburns as a child?
  • Check out more links to quizzes and videos about sun protection
  • Find out about the CANCON Joint Action
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