Let's be clear about skin cancer. A change to a mole isn't the only sign of skin cancer.
A skin cancer prevention poster, featuring cancer survivor Bill Norton.
A change to a mole isn't the only sign of skin cancer.
This leaflet will tell you how to stay safe in hot weather, including how to keep your home cool. It tells you who is at greatest risk of ill health from the heat, how to recognise when you or someone’s health may be affected, and what to do if you or someone else becomes unwell as a result of the heat.
Not everyone's skin offers the same level of protection in the sun. This 'skin type' chart gives an idea of how much care is needed in the sun. The reverse side encourages people to slip on a shirt, seek out shade and slap on sunscreen - and to advise a doctor of any changes to a mole or patch of skin.
High temperatures and humidity can present a risk to health, and older people can be particularly susceptible to heat-related illness. It’s important to remember that high temperatures in the UK can be just as dangerous as high temperatures abroad. Inside this guide, you’ll find some helpful tips on how to protect yourself from the heat, how to recognise heat-related illness and what to do if someone shows signs of struggling to deal with high temperatures.
This poster warns that sunburn can double the risk of skin cancer and advises of key ways to avoid burning: seeking shade, covering up, protecting children and applying sun cream generously.