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CANSA Contributes SunSmart Tips to Online Magazines for the Holiday Season

CANSA recently contributed to articles in online magazines MzansiHealth and RoveSA:

Be SunSmart and Lower Your Risk of Skin Cancer

Most people don’t know that sunburn can occur within fifteen minutes of exposure to the sun and that even during such a short time, permanent, irreversible, damage is caused to your skin. This damage increases every time you go out into the sun and, may, eventually lead to skin cancer which is why CANSA urges all South Africans to be SunSmart and serious about protecting their skin.

The World Cancer Research Fund states that skin cancer is the most common cancer worldwide, and as South Africa has one of the highest monitored ultraviolet (UV) levels in the world, it also has one of the highest incidences of skin cancer globally. And although people with blonde or red head hair with light skin, freckles and green or blue eyes are more at risk for sunburn and skin damage, it’s important to remember that everyone, regardless of their ethnic group, is at risk of getting skin cancer.

Read full article in MzansiHealth

Beat the Burn – Be SunSmart!

The days are longer, sandals have replaced slippers and we’re venturing outdoors. This can only mean one thing; summer is here! The excitement can be felt, literally, on our skin. Did you know that sunburn can occur within 15 minutes, causing permanent, irreversible damage which adds up with each exposure to the sun? Over time, this damage may lead to skin cancer, which is why CANSA urges all South Africans to be SunSmart and serious about protecting their skin.

Read full article in RoveSA December 2021 issue…

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